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Old December 21st, 2010, 07:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Wink using GPS on Galaxy 3 without data plan

I have a unlocked Galaxy 3 (european) and I am in the US. I'd like to use GPS on the phone and I am wondering how I can do it without signing up a data plan with T mobile. Telenav only supports certain phones and my model is not one of those. Any bluetooth GPS works? Thank you all in advance.

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you don't need a Data plan to use a few Navigation apps like, Copilot Live , NDrive, Sygic Mobile Maps 9

check out this site it has Android Sat Nav Apps for more information about many navigation/map applications.
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That's great info. I'll take a look. Thanks.
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Allow me to be a non-geek. I still have some questions using the mentioned GPS apps. 1) Most of them are for Europe; 2) I don't understand if you don't have data plan (3G or 4G) how do you get real time routes, location? Because the phone does not have a GPS receiver. It only has A-GPS, it requires the phone (data plan)/GPS service to convert/feed the phone. Am I wrong? 3) What make sense to me is a bluetooth GPS receiver which feed the phone vis bluetooth to get real time directions. Any such device that works with samsung galaxy 3?
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Allow me to be a non-geek. I still have some questions using the mentioned GPS apps. 1) Most of them are for Europe; 2) I don't understand if you don't have data plan (3G or 4G) how do you get real time routes, location? Because the phone does not have a GPS receiver. It only has A-GPS, it requires the phone (data plan)/GPS service to convert/feed the phone. Am I wrong? 3) What make sense to me is a bluetooth GPS receiver which feed the phone vis bluetooth to get real time directions. Any such device that works with samsung galaxy 3?
Any suggestions or comments are welcome.
I m sorry bt i hav used GPS wid real time routing india....A-GPS stands for Advanced GPS so it is even betr reciever then jst a GPS
BUt the GPS software on dis phone is a bit buggy so to hav a good reception of the satellites dowload GPS optimization software from Android Market...its free & one click solution to the problem...
U dnt require Bluetooth receptors the phone's reception is quite good after optimization.
another thing i really doubt on the offline routing bcoz i hav m using my gps on SAttelites & data to download maps....bt d data wich is been used up even if u use for d whole day will nt exeed more den 3-4 MB wich is very low for me atleast & i hav a very low data plan as well....
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I m sorry bt i hav used GPS wid real time routing india....A-GPS stands for Advanced GPS so it is even betr reciever then jst a GPS
BUt the GPS software on dis phone is a bit buggy so to hav a good reception of the satellites dowload GPS optimization software from Android Market...its free & one click solution to the problem...
U dnt require Bluetooth receptors the phone's reception is quite good after optimization.
another thing i really doubt on the offline routing bcoz i hav m using my gps on SAttelites & data to download maps....bt d data wich is been used up even if u use for d whole day will nt exeed more den 3-4 MB wich is very low for me atleast & i hav a very low data plan as well....
I am sorry, A stands for "Assisted". In laymans terms A-GPS uses a internet/data connection to "assist" in obtaining satellite signal for the GPS unit. So I am sure you have some data plan if you ahve real time routing. Only android phone with dedicated GPS is Garmin phone, but it will cease to exist soon.
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