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Thread: Does xGPS etc run up a big bill?

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    Default Does xGPS etc run up a big bill?
    I've got a 3G iPhone and installed xGPS.

    Want to know if this application will run up a big bill? How does it work because the iPhone doesn't have a proper GPS built in like a blackberry does it? Just a bit worried to use it and then get a shock at the end of the month!

    Thanks
    Matt

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    If you dont have unlimited internet, then yes,anything that uses google maps will eat away very quickly.

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    Or you can download the maps on your computer then transfer them to your phone

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattchiro View Post
    because the iPhone doesn't have a proper GPS built in like a blackberry does it?
    Of course it does!

    The only charge is for data downloading the maps but if you have an 'unlimited' data plan that is not a problem.
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    If you download the maps from your computer then transfer them to your phone there is no data charge as long as you you don't go outside the map area

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    ^ +1 , if you do not have a unlimited plan then your bill could be huge

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    But who has an iPhone without unlimited data?
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    ^ Nobody should

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    I live in South Africa, there's not such thing as "unlimited data". Even my ADSL cap is 3GB.

    So I can just download the maps via xGPS on my mac and sync with my iPhone and it uses the GPS and not the interenet??

    Thanks for the replies fellas

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    In a word - yes!
    Provided you don't stray outside of the area you download it's not a problem.

    What do you pay for data in SA and what do you get for it? If you don't mind me asking.
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