Does turn by turn use cell data?

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  1. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Yes it does, to load the directions, and maps.
     
  2. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    Absolutely, but very little from what I gather...
     
  3. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    what if your in the country side where there is no reception?

    that kinda sucks.. tomtom stored locally...
     
  4. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    What if you live in a place with cell service and don't want to spend $50 on a tomtom app?

    that kinda sucks... apple maps navigation is free...
     
  5. bogatyr macrumors 65816

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    Buy a navigator software package for the phone with the feature to store data locally then.
     
  6. dw3bb10 macrumors 6502

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    Yes, but not much. Respect your data usage to increase regardless with LTE. Eveything is faster so you will probably use it more.
     
  7. egraphixstudios macrumors 6502

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    I already own the tomtom app... :rolleyes:

    just seems the idea of a streaming navigation app is pointless.. since when driving (motorway) the data signal is jumping from cell tower to cell tower.. and you would definitely loose data connectivity...
     
  8. rjflyn macrumors regular

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    Actually one would be surprised by how much data turn by turn uses. Just read the other data for instance Verizon's app uses 5mb/hr its on. So 2-3 hrs commuting a day times 5 days a week thats 525mb every 4 wks- that just driving to work. Heavy users probably much more than that.
     
  9. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    Most people don't... :rolleyes:

    Seems to work fine for years on Google Maps Navigation without losing data connectivity by your cell tower changing as your drive...
     
  10. photogpab macrumors 6502

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    yeah I have to say when I started using the turn-by-turn navigation I was shocked at how much my data increased. I dont know the hard numbers as to what the app uses, but i did notice a significant increase in data use.
     
  11. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Unless Apple caches your route.
     
  12. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    3 hours a day commuting?! Good lord :eek:

    The people doing that have bigger things to worry about than using 525mb of data on their 2-3GB per month plan ;)

    Also you would have to assume that if someone was commuting to work every day 5 days a week that they would know their driving route by now and not use Apple Maps Navigation if they wanted to save data.
     
  13. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Apple is using vector based maps instead of tiles like previous solutions, so the data usage should be greatly reduced.
     
  14. Big.Mac.Daddy macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you BaldiMac :)

    Case closed.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    The same thing that will happen if you try and make a call...it won't work. Amazing, I know.
     
  16. Battlefield Fan macrumors 65816

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    Let's blow up AT&T cell towers and all use turn by turn. DOWN WITH AT&T!
     

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