The Gps feature

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dmsee, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. dmsee macrumors member

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    Is it paid by the provider or it will work like a navigation unit in the car
    Iphone 3g
    The reason I ask if you unlock the phone will the gps work or you will be charged
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    gps is free

    however, the maps use data

    so if you want maps with your gps, you need to have a data plan
     
  3. Sputnik 57 macrumors newbie

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    Actually, GPS is not free. Billions of tax dollars were spent implementing it and maintaining it. Fortunately, those funds having been spent, there are no user charges.
     
  4. deadsouls macrumors regular

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    umm so in other words, gps is free for the user. thanks for the completely unnecessary tangent though.

    but yes to clarify, you will need a data plan to actually utilize it (which is not free)
     
  5. Luke1robb macrumors 6502a

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    If you're asking will it work in a car not through the phone, the answer would be no, but my question would be why don't you just hold the phone in your hand?
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    wow arent you a bright one:rolleyes:

    is the op going to have to pay to use gps with his phone? no. thats the point. he will have to pay for the data plan to have gs on the phone be useful though

    how about you try to add constructive comments than ones that dont help at all:cool:
     
  7. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    It does not work like a navigation unit in a car if you're expecting it to provide automatic turn by turn directions. It shows your current location on a Google map and can use that as your starting point when creating a route, but it will not automatically call out upcoming turns while driving.
     
  8. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    also, the gps on the phone does not have the direction you are going as "up"
    for example, if you are going west, it will move left on the map
     

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