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Please offer an ad-free version of Waze.

I'm pretty sick of seeing Taco Bells, Ramada Inns, and Smart Water pop up on my map. I'd pay up to $5 for a version of Waze without advertisements.

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    Mike F. shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Frank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I find ads not to be an issue. When ever the car is moving (even a little) the ads go away. They also don't appear on Apple Car Play.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I will never buy anything advertised on Waze and never buy at a business that advertize on Waze

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I find the ADS Dangerous and a driving distraction. I must take focus from road or have passenger clear ad. This is a hazard requiring action when Waze must be passive for driver and passenger. Please offer a safer Waze without Ad distractions. Also let me tell you once no carpool ads don't keep repeating this when I'm in a rural area without possible carpool partners. Google you get your ad revenue other ways DO NOT distract drivers, against your motto.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would be happy to pay a reasonable ammount for Waze to be ad free. As much as I like the app, the ads are why I stopped using it.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also pay. The ads are distracting and can be dangerous while driving.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If you use Andoid Auto/ AppleCar play then you don't get ads while you're stopped as they aren't allowed to as it is illegal because it's a danger of distraction

      • WTRWLKR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I only get ads when I am at a stop. I am also using an older version that has a better interface and allows me to report events in the other direction.

      • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I consider the ads a helpful feature: they tell me what businesses to avoid. Any business that advertises on a platform that disrespects users as much as Waze doesn't deserve my money. Most ads I see on Waze are for products I didn't want in the first place, but I have stopped eating at Wendy's because now the first thing I associate them with are misleading pins on my map that look like they're trying to alert me of something important. The takeover ads also look just like the popups that alert you of hazards ahead of you on your route, which means I've started ignoring those too, since I instantly dismiss any takeover out of habit. It would be really nice if there was a way to make ads get out of the way of useful features. If Waze would just accept my money, I could stop being so bitter about this. I use Waze a LOT, and it feels like cheap garbage with all the popups. Please, just name your price.

        Until then, I hope some of your advertisers see this and know that they're losing business because Waze's hostile behavior is souring their name.

      • db commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Omg yes! I would gladly pay an in app purchase or small subscription fee to improve the app and lose the ads

      • Dante Barba commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Paid Waze version. With access to an advanced ad-free app. I think with $3mo you would perfectly compensate the ads income. Plus, an actual reward system, where if you report and edit maps, you would get discounts on Waze and access to cool features such as beta testing.

      • Steven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have an idea. Since there doesn't seem to be a rush to create a paid add-free version, how 'bout, at least, giving those of us who report the various conditions on the road a break from these damnable ads. I abhor them. Even worse is, as I believe I've said before, when you ask us which ads we've seen. I think you should pay us to answer that inane question. Sorry, I don't mean to be an a-hole, but damn. It's not as if there aren't already enough ads in life, although I do appreciate, very slightly, that they seem to only show up when I'm stopped now. Egads, though, please, have a heart and give us a way out of this pain. I've threatened to quit using Waze, as a boycott of sorts, but the fact that it works so well at routing me around nasty traffic means I continue to suffer through these insane ads. It's as if one second I'm in heaven and the next in hell. I suggest you find a way to keep your users from having to face a dilemma every time they use this app.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would pay a fee to remove those adverts, as well. They are distracting, and unnecessary! And they cover up road hazards at times so you cant see what's ahead.

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