There is a good chance that you’ve heard by now that Garmin is now offering Garmin Mobile for BlackBerry for a one time charge of $99.99 for the entire time you own your BlackBerry instead of the $10 per month fee that they used to charge.
To make a long story short, subscription based GPS service on your mobile phone sucks and Garmin finally figured that out. Most people that really need GPS bad enough to pay a monthly charge for it should go out and buy a dedicated GPS device that, quite, frankly, will be better than a phone with GPS.
Verizon would be smart to take this approach as well. As I’ve said before, I’d be willing to bet that more BlackBerry using Verizon subscribers would be willing to pay a one time fee for GPS than would the number willing to pay a recurring monthly fee.