Question about Maps!!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blimeyoriley, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. blimeyoriley macrumors member

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    hey everyone, should hopefully be getting a 3G soon, but this just popped into my head!!

    gps will obv really come in handy if you're abroad. i know that the a-gps uses satellites+cell tower tri to locate ur position - im assuming even if youre abroad this is free!

    but obv to use such handy features, am i right in thinking that maps will require a constant connection via EDGE or 3G to load??

    cos if this is the case using gps abroad will equate to a very expensive bill, and is almost unfeasible!!

    thanks in advance for your help!!
     
  2. LeeTom macrumors 68000

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    that's true. without the internets, you get your position on a grey grid. not very helpful!
     
  3. profetto macrumors regular

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    What kind of data plan do you intend to get with your new iPhone 3G?

    Here in Canada we have a simple plan $30 for 6 gigs. Works beautifully! It basically works out to 200 megs of data a day.

    I can basically walk around and constantly use internet. If I tried to use all 200 megs of data a day I'd probably kill the battery before I could even reach 100 megs.

    If you're planning on getting a small data plan like 10 megs or something a month, I'd be careful on using maps.
     
  4. higgalls macrumors regular

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    Yeah you can get stung with huge data charges if you go roaming (there is an option to disable roaming data).
    It would be nice i there was a function to cache maps. Lets hope that it happens soon, or TomTom (or some other company) brings out Navigation software for the iPhone.
     
  5. blimeyoriley thread starter macrumors member

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    wow - isnt that quite pricey - i thought the uk was expensive!! for £35 ($70 ca) you get 600 mins, 500 texts, and unlimited data - thats not a problem - what i was wondering was if using gps abroad was practical - i guess every operator has different costs, but any idea on how much data, say the average journey using maps+gps would use? thanks anyway for the advice!!
     

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