Does Goggle map use any data transfer via carrier?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by baboo2, Oct 4, 2007.

  1. baboo2 macrumors member

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    Hi, I have a crappy $25 /monthly plan off Rogers
    My phone is unlocked ( I purposely did not enable EDGE to save me unwanted/accidental data fee)

    For goggle map, does it uses any data transfer via carrier , it loads quickly and I assume it does not

    Please someone let me know, I don't want a bill of $100 from looking on google map program...
    Thanks,
    Simon
     
  2. RichP macrumors 68000

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    There no google map "data" on your phone, it all loads via wifi or EDGE.
     
  3. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Google maps needs to be connected to the internet to load.
     
  4. hobo macrumors regular

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    I've found that Google Maps caches some local maps, as I was able to load my hometown while not connected to WiFi or EDGE and show people streets and such.

    Loading satellite views/driving directions, though, is another story.
     
  5. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    so if my edge is disabled
    there should be no data fee occured if I can get goggle maps/ directions working

    thanks
    Simon
     
  6. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    Are you serious?
    If you're not connected to WiFi and attempting to get maps/directions from Google Maps you will most certainly incur data fees.
     
  7. ivi7 macrumors 6502a

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    Seriously do not browse google maps you will be charged heavily.
     
  8. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    crap....so even using goggle map when there is no edge/wifi will cost me money eh...
    oh crap...thanks for letting me know
     
  9. dodonutter macrumors regular

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    If you don't have access to the internet through either WiFi, EDGE, GPRS etc then you can't download data so other than small locally stored maps you will not be able to use google maps. All the sat images, roads, place names, traffic info etc is NOT stored on your phone as you would need a hell of a lot of storage, it is kept on google servers so if you can't access google servers then it won't work. If you aren't using WiFi you will have to pay for this data. its as simple as that. you don't get something for nothing.

    So no if you have no WiFi or EDGE or GPRS you will not have to pay as you will not be able to receive the information. simple as that
     
  10. baboo2 thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks...urgh ( nxt bill is going to be....)
    is there any way to disable GPRS on the iphone?
     

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