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    So I was wondering how the GPS on the iphone works exactly.....
    Is there a required plan you have to purchase to get gps working on does it just use up your data from wifi / edge / 3g to render where you are and then the gps unit does it's own thing of finding you and moving along when you move.....

    Thanks.

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    I do believe that $10 hike in data plan price is to cover GPS and 3G use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA_Ben View Post
    I do believe that $10 hike in data plan price is to cover GPS and 3G use.
    GPS is a hardware component that requires no extra help from ATT. the additional cost is just the 3g (fairly or not).

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    They charge a monthyl fee for GPS on all other smart phones so I don't see why the extra ten isn't coveing that either.

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    But lets say I unlocked a 3G iphone when it become unlockable and go to a country with 3G access can I still use gps or how does that work........

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    So just to confirm the GPS is free and you just need some sort of data whether it be edge 3g or wifi to load the map right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA_Ben View Post
    They charge a monthyl fee for GPS on all other smart phones so I don't see why the extra ten isn't coveing that either.
    GPS is free to anyone, at&t charge for the maps themselves.

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    but I thought the map goes through google so shouldn't it be free?....... Well this is more confusing like here are a few things I'm wondering
    like example I have a iphone 3g in canada and I move to another country and use that countries sim and have 3g...... how does that affect gps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalayZN View Post
    but I thought the map goes through google so shouldn't it be free?....... Well this is more confusing like here are a few things I'm wondering
    like example I have a iphone 3g in canada and I move to another country and use that countries sim and have 3g...... how does that affect gps?
    I was referring to other smartphone programs. Things like TomTom navigator simply use NAVSTAR and provide you with the maps. With the iPhone at&t won't charge you(yet, seeing as how TomTom wants to release an app) Also GPS works pretty much anywhere(you might have a fairly weak signal at the north pole) and its free so dont worry about it

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    cool, that's what I thought all you need is to supply yourself with data aka 3g or wifi or edge...... that's cool thanks a lot rusty

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