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    hi i have a 3gs iphone on ios 4.1 and i want to get tom tom app. do you need 3g connection to use the gps? do i need to get anything extra from tom tom or do i just buy the app and i have a gps? Please help!!
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    Buy the app. That's it.

    I wanted to add yes you need data. Also consider the mapquest app. It's tons cheaper and it does turn by turn too.
    Last edited by soulthoughts; 10-17-2010 at 11:53 AM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulthoughts View Post
    Buy the app. That's it.

    I wanted to add yes you need data. Also consider the mapquest app. It's tons cheaper and it does turn by turn too.
    Poo, I thought because you download all the maps, you don't need data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotFIVE View Post
    Poo, I thought because you download all the maps, you don't need data.
    Uuuum... Possibly. You're right that the maps are hosted on the phone but it's assisted GPS which uses the chip in addition to the cell phone tower triangulation.

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    so do u need data plan to use turn by turn navigation app or can i just download a turn by turn app and use it without wifi or 3g.

    please help..

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    You won't need data for the app to run I believe. Just a GPS signal. The maps I do believe are preloaded and don't draw from data. I am not 100% sure but I really think so cuz there were times when I would run it and didn't have my APN entered correctly and it still worked. Wasn't until I tried to Google something before I realized my data wasn't working cuz my APN was entered wrong. So I concluded I only needed a GPS signal and no data. I could be wrong?

    Like someone else suggested tho, Mapquest is free and has turn-by-turn navigation. That's what I use now, I didn't like Tom Tom. Wish I had gotten Navigon instead, but I like Mapquest. Saved me from spending another $70 or however much Navigon is nowadays :/

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    yeah but I thought mapquest was only free turn by turn for 30 days, then either monthly $3.99 tri-monthly $9.99, or yearly $29.00.

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    That's mapquest navigator. I got mapquest 4 mobile by AOL. completely free no trial or subscription
    Scared me for a sec B, lol. I had to go double check.

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    Lolz, I just remember reading something about them, I use Navigon, by far the best Nav app there is, it's works as well as the nav that is factory installed in my Cadillac.

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    Unfortunately, I'm no big baller like you B for poor people like me I like Mapquest ahaha. In my standard little Mazda 3 and AUX cable

    Plus Navigon/Tom Tom takes up so much darn space and I only have a 16GB 4

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    Big baller, lmao.................
    Heck, I had Navigon on my 3g 8GB, 1500 songs, tons of apps and still had space, not much, but some space, lolz.
    We do what we gotta do ya know.

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    On an 8GB I had Tom Tom. It wasn't lagging my phone, the sync to and from iTunes for fw updates was the big pain in the butt lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anniex423 View Post
    You won't need data for the app to run I believe. Just a GPS signal.
    I can now confirm this. Found on the TomTom website:
    New, updated maps
    Because on average 15% of roads change every year, your TomTom app comes with the latest and most up-to-date map, ready to navigate. No mobile signal or data plan is required to browse your map and navigate to your destination.
    TomTom TomTom app for iPhone and iPod touch - TomTom

    Shhweeet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotFIVE View Post
    I can now confirm this. Found on the TomTom website:


    TomTom TomTom app for iPhone and iPod touch - TomTom

    Shhweeet.
    do i need to pay for the gps signal or is it free. Isn't there gps is an iphone 3gs will that work or is there any additional cost after buying the app.

    ThankYou

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    The phone already has abIlity to pick up GPS signal

    It's like buying an actual GPS system. You buy it once, and use it as much as you'd like.

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    i am going to india this year and i am buying the Mobile Maps India (8.1.6) app. do i need a data plan ther or is it same like tom rom.

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    I stand corrected.

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    so can anybody answer my new question, is a data plan required for mobile maps india? is it same like tom tom for 3gs iphonr.

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