Unlocked GPS?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by patborders, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. patborders macrumors newbie

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    I had a contract 4s that I used a lot for travelling in remote places(Labrador, Northern Ontario, Yukon territories, etc.. the GPS worked fine even though there was no phone service to be had. My 4s was recently stolen and was wondering if the GPS on the unlocked 5 would work the same?
     
  2. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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  3. patborders thread starter macrumors newbie

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    dunno, thought because the gps was connected to a cdma that gps reception might be different.
     
  4. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    GPS is a separate chip, you only need the data if you don't have maps locally stored on your device.
     
  5. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Since there is no cellular service at the boonies, what GPS (with pre-loaded maps) App do u guys use?
     
  7. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    There are many threads on the options out there. I've been using TomTom but there are certainly other choices as well.

    Subsidy lock has no effect on the GPS receiver.
     

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