3G iphone is the Gps dependent on a data plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ethan101, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. ethan101
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    just checking if the gps on the new 3G iphone is dependent on a data plan or Wifi like the ipod touch.

    just checking to see because up here in canada data plans are quite expensive and i might use the gps alot. it would be nice if one could load maps of cities visited often.

    Thanks for the Help

    Ethan
     
  2. QuietFun
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    well its kind of pointless to use the GPS (for tracking anyway) if your on wifi. But it needs the maps which are from a data connection. Unless Garmin or Tom Tom come out with maps you can download and run natively (which I hope happens SOOON) looks like you have to be connected.. I would love to use it as a GPS EVERYWHERE even when I'm in the boondocks..
     
  3. ethan101
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    yeah thats what i thought too. that the maps had to be downloaded or rather updated from the internet while connected. i wonder how much memory they use ? stupid rogers makes is very expensive to get anything over 400mb
     

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