Can I use Navigon without cellular data connection???

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by bibicall, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. bibicall macrumors newbie

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    I am from Taiwan. I'll visit San Francisco in January and I will drive from Las Vegas to Grand Canyon National Park.
    I'll download Navigon app on my unlock iPhone 4 and buy the AT$T goPhone pay as you go sim card.
    Should I buy the data plan too for Navigon navigation??
    Someone told me that I can turn on the 3G connection for GPS and turn off the cellular data connection.
    Is that OK???
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Navigon uses stored maps unlike some other iPhone GPS apps. That being the case you do not need a 3G connection to use this app, so you can do without the data plan for your iPhone.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    ^ This. Unless you want to use features that require data (traffic, weather, etc).
     
  4. ThomasN1981 macrumors newbie

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    Your iPhone will not enable 3G if you don't have mobile data settings defined.
    At least this was the case when I activated my SIM.

    You don't need any data connection to get a GPS Signal.
     
  5. bibicall thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you all. I will try it when I arrive SFO.
    I can't wait to visit SFO. HAHAHAHA!:D
     

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