Is this app free?
Can I just go to The Road Channel Website and download the stories before I start my trip?
No. Our content is location-based. You will receive a notification every time you enter a location that matches a “trigger point”.
Is this App a trip planner?
It is not. The Road Channel is an App designed to provide location based content utilizing GPS-based location-services information that updates as you travel. (We believe you already know where you want to go).
Is it possible to listen to the stories in Spanish as well as English?
How am I notified when new stories are available?
The App will send you an alert just like your text messages alert, notifying you have reached a location where a story is available. You can listen immediately or save for later.
Can I save a story and listen to it later?
Yes, once you’ve received App notification of content available, you may listen immediately or save for later.
Do I have to activate my GPS and allow my location to be followed?
Yes, all content is location-based and utilizes your smart phone’s Location Services (GPS) functions to determine which content to offer. This feature is activated during the install process
Will this app add data usage to my phone carries account?
Yes, you will be using your mobile device to download stories. However, our current library of all of our stories for the entire United States is only a little over 1.6 GB, therefore, unless you are a true road warrior, driving 24 X 7 throughout the U.S., you should not exceed your device plan because of your usage for The Road Channel.
Check with your cellular provider for your plan’s data usage limits for details.
Will this app increase my device's battery usage?
Yes, it will. Our system uses GPS location technology because we know you want your stories to be accurately fitted to your precise location. Your device talks to our system intermittently, not constantly, telling us where you are now, but that does use a small amount of power. We suggest you plug your device into your charger and forget this issue. AND, WE SUGGEST YOU CLOSE THE APP WHEN NOT USING IT BY GOING TO “PREFERENCES” AND CLOSING THE APP.
Can I make suggestions on Points of Interest or new stories?
Yes, we would be glad to hear from you! Click here to contact us and send your story.