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A weekend in Boston with CoPilot Live v8

Our US Marketing Manager, Devon Valenti, recently put CoPilot Live through its paces in Boston – this is how she got on…

This past weekend I ventured to Boston, MA for a little retreat in the beautiful city.  Not being very familiar with the city I made sure my CoPilot Live was packed—which is easy to do as it’s conveniently located on my iPhone and fits in my pocket!  I thought I’d share a little of my experience with CoPilot Live guiding my way.  Perhaps you’ll find it useful for your next excursion.

You can pretty much stick to walking when enjoying the sites in Boston, so CoPilot Live’s walking mode with turn-by-turn directions and pedestrian-specific routing was extremely useful.  Wherever you stay in Boston, an array of pubs are in walking distance, so I made sure to use the Save Current Location feature at my hotel so I could always find my way back!

One of the must-sees in Boston is the Freedom Trail—a walking tour that leads you through 16 historical sites.   If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it.  A wonderful benefit of having CoPilot Live along was no matter where I was in the city; I could search and locate anything I needed.   No need to stop and ask for directions.  This proved useful for a caffeine pit stop mid- tour.  I used Live Local Search to quickly locate a nearby “Dunkin Donuts” (my favorite) and CoPilot Live guided me straight there.  I had remembered to Save Current Location before I veered off the trail so a quick tap on Favorites—where the GPS coordinates were stored—and I was back on the trail.

I’m a sporadic traveler so I didn’t plan a dinner spot ahead of time.  I searched CoPilot Live’s immense Points of Interest (POI) database and found a suitable restaurant in the area.  Being that I was in Boston, I was in the mood for some New England Clam Chowder so I selected “Seafood” and perused the list of choices.  After settling on “Union Oyster House” I used CoPilot Live to preview the route, which quickly led me to believe that walking there was not an option!  So I switched to auto mode, checked my trip time and called directly from within CoPilot Live to make a reservation.

After a short flight back to New Jersey I jumped in my car ready to get home, only to realize I had $1.50 left in my wallet.  No problem.  After setting my Destination to Home, I tapped Show Route and in Options selected “Always Avoid Tolls”.  Within the hour I was home, with $1.50 still in my wallet and no time spent on the NJ Turnpike!

Copilot Live definitely made my journey smoother and most important when it comes to traveling—stress free.  I couldn’t have asked for a better travel companion (besides my husband of course!)

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  1. Aaron
    Posted March 19, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I enjoyed using copilot for about a month in November. I got a new phone and was beginning to reinstall my software. For some reason, I couldn’t find a way to re-download copilot live . When I called to inquire about it the technician I talked to informed me that since it had been over 60 days he could not answer my questions and then hung up on me.

    No matter how great the product is, customer service like that is simply unacceptable. As I write reviews of technology and software related to smartphones, my experience will be passed along to others as a warning. There are other companies willing to provide both great software and great customer support, until your willing to do both, you won’t see me coming back for upgrades.

    • Tim Sergent // Marketing & Communications Manager
      Posted March 22, 2010 at 11:13 am | Permalink

      Hi Aaron

      I believe that our Tech Support have solved this issue you had? If not, I’ll look into personally.

      Best regards

      Tim Sergent

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