Frommers European Maps Question

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by macdaddy01, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. macdaddy01 macrumors member

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    I am traveling to Europe next month, and I am looking for some good London and Paris maps for my 3G. Can someone tell me if the Frommers apps have detailed maps for these 2 cities? I am trying to avoid AT&T's expensive data roaming fees, because I imagine using GPS+Google maps would download load a lot of data.

    Does anybody have any experience with the Frommers maps or maps from another travel app?

    Can I cache the Google maps on my phone?

    Are there any worldwide GSM SIMs that have reasonable data rates (I have an officially unlocked 3G iPhone)?
     
  2. mappyman macrumors regular

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    If you know where you are going, then use the program "offlinemaps" on cydia - if your iphone is jailbroken.

    It gets the maps from Google and saves them for offline browsing.
     
  3. macdaddy01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Can a US citizen buy a prepaid SIM with unlimited data in London and Paris? If so, can someone tell give a rough price?
     
  4. TwoBytes macrumors 68020

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    check out the £6 london tube app - has places of interest and you'll need a tube map if you're in london!

    lots of free wifi around so googlemaps should run fine.
     
  5. mappyman macrumors regular

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    There are a few WiFi hot spots for free in london.

    Also, yes with some providers you can get prepaid SIMs with unlimited data plans for only £7.50 - £15.
     
  6. kis macrumors 65816

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    there's no such thing as unlimited prepaid in Europe. Prices for data in Europe are exorbitant.
     
  7. Sobe macrumors 68000

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    I know this is not the answer you are looking for, but I would just rent a phone locally and use a guide book for maps/places of interest.
     
  8. macdaddy01 thread starter macrumors member

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    My phone is unlocked, so I plan on renting a local SIM or a worldwide SIM. I would like to know if there is a reasonable prepaid data plan to use for the UK. A data plan would be nice for GPS, since tracking down free WiFi just to load Google maps would seem like a waste of time. Even though people say that free wifi is everywhere, I find that it is hard to find.
     

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