Does gps on a cell phone use data or internet? (AT&T)
My phone (Samsung Eternity) is GPS capable. I know to use AT&T's gps u have to pay, I think $15 a month.
My question though is:
What if I put a GPS application like IGO8 on my phone, Will that use any data or internet or anything they can charge me for ?
Is there anyway they can see I am using an applictaion like IGO8 on their phone and lock the phone or anything ?
I know people out there are running other GPS apps on their phone just wondering if you get charged for it or what
If it is a standalone GPS program and your phone really has GPS, which it does, then no. I have the AT&T Tilt and use TomTom Navigator, and there is no cost. However, the Tilt comes with Telenav which I think was just a trail.
If you were to use say Google maps, that would require some data connectin, because the maps aren't loaded onto the device, but rather downloaded as needed.
I know some Verizon phone don't actually have GPS, but rather have programs that triangulate your location using cellphone towers. That costs money, but isn't really GPS.
After googling around, apparently you are forced to use Telenav for GPS on the Eternity. And Telenav downloads maps, etc on the fly, so you would need a data plan.
Last edited by Spectrum42; 11-28-2008 at 12:34 PM..
Crap that sucks, I was planning on installing IGO8 to my phone and using it (if it was free).
Wonder if there is anyway to hack the GPS so it doesn't use telenav ?? Well I guess I will start researching and seeing what I can do. Thanks for the response
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