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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Italianblend, Jul 22, 2012.
If I buy the AT&T overseas plan, will my maps app be able to do directions in Italy?
As long as you get data the maps will load.
As long as you have a data connection (Wi-Fi or Cellular Data Roaming), then the App will function more or less the same as it does in the USA.
Okay thanks. I wasn't sure that the maps app would have overseas roads and directions. And that the gps would work in real-time.
Maps won't work overseas. Only America has satellite and cellular technology. Just holding a smart in another country will flag you as an educated, first-world citizen. They will be in awe.
oh okay thanks...I guess I'll have to buy an Italian gps or something.
He was being Sarcastic man
I would just buy an app where the Italy maps are downloaded directly on your phone. I've heard of disaster stories of people running up data while overseas, even with an international plan.
Sounds like good advice.
To the OP, i just entered Rome, Italy into the map app on my iPhone. Got a map. So, I think you are good. However, keep in mind the above advice and enjoy your trip.
I think the OP too.
I bought data only SIM at TIM in Rome 2 months ago for a 2 week trip (20 euros or so for one month).
Maps worked perfectly with no risk of booming roaming costs
Work? Yes. Are you willing to pay the roaming data costs for it?
Consider getting a nav app with locally stored map data if you'll be using nav a lot over there.
...or a local SIM with data.
I used it when I went over to Italy last Summer and it worked flawlessly. However, be aware that the Maps application uses a HUGE amount of data. Even though you have the International Data Plan, your still paying per MB/GB.
Also be make sure you are closing the app in the multitasking tray, it will still continue to use data if you leave it open.
As far as offline maps go, I tried a few different Apps, none were very good, and they only were available for famous cites. Like Venice (Very easy to get lost) and Florence and Rome.
Good luck to you though, have a nice trip!
I suppose I could get directions with the maps app, then go into airplane mode and only turn data on when I need to check the progress.
I will *definitely* second that~