Nokia Maps GPS

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  1. craigxt22

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    Hi

    Is using the GPS system on my nokia completely free?

    Im paying under contract, would like to use the GPS system and don't want to run up a massive bill!!! :eek:

    Thanks
     
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    Unless you have an unlimited data plan on your contract, you will have to pay for any data used/downloaded using Nokia/Google Maps.
     
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    On my 5800, it asks it I want to connect to the net when I start Nokia Maps, and I just tell it no. You shouldn't need to connect unless you want to make use of A-GPS, and TBH, I'd rather wait another minute or two for a lock on my location rather than pay the data rates.
     
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    No you don't?

    It's free to use your gps.
     
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    Is it possible to use the software just using GPS and no internet data? :confused:
     
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    Ok, cheers for the replys

    So its free to use GPS, but will obviously charge when I connect to the internet.

    It says 'Go online at start-up' and I've selected 'No', does that mean I'm using the internet?
     
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    Yes just like a standard sat nav mate, connects to satalites using it's gps chip, doesn't use the internet at all.

    I could be wrong here, but I'm almost certain.
     
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    Can I still get the actual navigation, not just maps without an internet connection?
     
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    I believe you just load up the sat nav feature and start using it?
     
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    I used this app a bit on my N95-8gb, I'll try and breakdown the bits where the costs and data charges happen :

    Firstly the maps are not automatically installed on the app. You can use the download maps app within Nokia PC suite to add on a country basis to your phone for FREE. England is about 90mb IIRC. If no preloaded map is present on the phone then the app will download the local map for where you are (not the whole country) over the air (OTA) using whichever internet access point is available to it, most likely GPRS. The map attained this way will be a fairly hefty download, 1mb maybe, so pre-load your phone.

    Next Voice Guidance is paid for by subscription on either 7 days / 1 month / 1 year basis IIRC. It also requires a file download so it is best to download voice navigation within your wifi zone to avoid data charges. You can navigate without voice guidance for FREE.

    Finally, searching addresses, postcodes, making route plans etc requires a query to be made OTA to Nokia. This will only be a small amount of data but will be happening over GPRS so will cost you.

    I haven't used this in the last 6 months or so, but it was Nokia Maps 2.0 so it's unlikely to have changed drastically.

    HTH
     
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    Really?

    So sitting in the car, if I put in a postcode...it costs?

    Surely it has a built in database of postcodes in the map?

    Does it tell you when it's going to send/receive data? so you know when you will be paying and when it is free.
     
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    You are correct in that you can also search in offline mode. For some reason when you are in a GPRS zone it does attempt to do the serach online though.

    There's a data counter above the satellite strength icon for monitoring data useage in each session.
     

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