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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...
10-17-2010, 11:14 AM #1tom tom for 3gs
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!!
10-17-2010, 11:53 AM #2
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
10-17-2010, 11:55 AM #3
10-17-2010, 12:21 PM #4
10-17-2010, 05:37 PM #5re
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.
10-17-2010, 05:40 PM #6
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 :/
10-17-2010, 06:17 PM #7
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.
10-17-2010, 06:21 PM #8
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.
10-17-2010, 06:25 PM #9
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.
10-17-2010, 06:28 PM #10
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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10-17-2010, 06:38 PM #11
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.
10-17-2010, 06:57 PM #12
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
10-18-2010, 02:44 AM #13
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.
10-18-2010, 06:23 PM #14
10-18-2010, 06:26 PM #15
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.
10-18-2010, 07:52 PM #16Mobile Maps India (8.1.6)
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.
10-18-2010, 08:52 PM #17
I stand corrected.
10-19-2010, 05:08 PM #18re
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.