TomTom with deactivated iPhone?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by majordude, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. majordude macrumors 68020

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    #1
    If I cancel my contract with Verizon can I still use GPS apps on my iPhone?
     
  2. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    #2
    you should since it uses GPS and not the wireless
     
  3. iAmYou macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I'm pretty sure it still needs to access data.
    GPS doesn't work in airplane mode.
     
  4. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

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    There are GPS mapping apps that don't need access to data (pretty sure TomTom is one). That's their selling feature. They don't work in Airplane Mode because that mode shuts off all antennas including GPS (although you can turn wifi back on in Airplane Mode, AFAIK you cannot turn GPS back on...would love to be proved wrong on that).

    Regards,
    Tom
     
  5. majordude thread starter macrumors 68020

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  6. wharzhee macrumors 6502

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    Yes, you can.
    But, it will take longer to triangulate ur location, but once ur location is locked - u r ready to go.

    I hope that answer ur q.
     
  7. takeshi74, Aug 25, 2012
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    TomTom has certain features that require data such as traffic and Google searches, etc but the GPS receiver itself doesn't require data and TomTom uses locally stored maps. Airplane mode isn't a proper test of GPS without carrier data (see post 4). You might want to reconsider what "pretty sure" means.

    2 & 4 answered your question. That said, your subject and your OP don't match. TomTom doesn't need data. Other apps might. Depends on the app.
     

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