Map - Something strange

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by xpsm1730, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. xpsm1730 macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2008
    So I'm on 3g, 3.0, tmobile.

    I do NOT have the t-mobile data plan. I can surf the net only when I am connected via Wi-fi

    I get the E (edge) sign, but it doesn't do anything for me.

    However, I have noticed that the google map app picks up my location wherever I am - regardless of wi-fi access. Also, if I am at home and look up an address through wi-fi - then start driving - the dot follows my location and moves with me -- even though I'm not on any data plan.

    How is this?
  2. slpdLoad macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2009
    Does it update the maps while you're away from WiFi?
  3. Speedracer04 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2006
    Thats my question as well. I can see it moving the blue dot because of the GPS, but not update the streaming maps.
  4. xpsm1730 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 26, 2008
    Just the blue dot. Does not update maps.

    But how would GPS work if I'm not connected?


    Is there a way to use EDGE without being on the T-mob data plan?
  5. jmmo20 macrumors 65816

    Jun 15, 2006

    GPS doesn't use cellular data.

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