Trying to get out of iPhone data plan

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  1. piatti macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    Our family uses iPhones and the data plan are expensive. So I want to switch to a non-smart phone for all of us, non-smart phones that has bluetooth. Any recommendations? I think it would be better for us to use the iPhones as iTouches.

    Also one thing we would worry about is the lack of GPS.

    If I changed to T-mobile would I be able to use our iPhones with them without being charged any extra besides the basic plan sans data plan?
    Also what could I do about the lack of GPS without a data plan?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Buy a GPS?
     
  3. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    If we buy GPS for all three cars that would be about $300 dollars. I guess still worth it. Or not, as long as we look and study the map really closely with Google Maps before a trip.

    Is there any media player that has GPS by radio connection? For example I heard Galaxy has radio transmission but not sure if that works as GPS (I'm guessing not but just in case).
     
  4. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  5. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    i'm sure plenty of families have a mom, a dad, and a kid who can all drive simultaneously and separately.
     
  6. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    And they all need use of a Sat Nav whilst simultaneously driving?
     
  7. NZed macrumors 65816

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    You never know when it might come in handy.... Dad might go out for an adventure, OP goes finding a new restaurant for him and his GF, and mom found a new place for her and her friends to hang out but is unsure about the exact location.

    Not everybody live boring lives like you :rolleyes:
     
  8. piatti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just called T mobile and its $30 for no data plan. Is that cheap?
     
  9. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    GPS? Most " dumb " feature phones have it built in already.
     

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