on 18-11-2010 17:19
does using my GPS consume the amount of data im allocated each month? like if i use the satnav or google maps or any other app that will require GPS?
on 18-11-2010 18:12
On some phones, the GPS function will use the mobile network to get a position i.e. A-GPS (assisted) which only consumes a small amount of data. It does depend on what mapping software/app you use. On my co-pilot (winmob 6.1), it doesn't need an internet connection but can use A-GPS if enabled. Built in maps means it doesn't need to connect.
BTW, which phone do you have?
on 18-11-2010 18:15
Using GPS will usually involve your phone making a data connection because the handset needs to download your map. For example using google maps on an iphone requires a data connection because the map itsef isn't stored on the phone.
Some sat nav applications don't require a data connection because the maps are stored in the phone itself.
Also, most mobiles use what's called A-GPS, the A stands for assisted. This means that the phone uses the cellular connection as well as gps satellites to get your position faster.
Hope this helps
on 18-11-2010 19:35
Google maps definitely needs to download maps using your data connection.
You could try putting your phone into flight mode and seeing if your application still works or even just taking out your sim
on 18-11-2010 21:20
on 18-11-2010 21:54
on 19-11-2010 07:26
If you post your tariff and when started and any boltons we can confirm your data charges,
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