Support Google Maps Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alderran, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. alderran

    alderran Member
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    I'm considering dumping my Iphone for an HTC incredible. I travel to Singapore once a year. In the past it has been very useful that I was able to use my Iphone as a GPS. AT&T allows you to pre-pay for international data and I was able to use google maps and check my email etc. I don't really care abou the email because I can always get on a WiFi, but the google maps wouldn't have worked and I really loved having the phone as a GPS.

    Anyway I'd like to continue to have that capability. I was wondering if it is possible to download a map of an area while on WiFi and then use that for road directions later.

    The phone also doesn't matter because I have an old unlocked Nokia phone and I'll just buy a local pay as you go number.

    Although I guess I could do the same with my portable GPS but they charge 120 for a map of the area.
     

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  2. Outatime

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    Yep... check out a program called Maverick. It will automatically cache any map you're currently looking at and you can load maps from a computer using TrekBuddy.
     
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  3. jryan727

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    What Outatime said. As for data out of the country (if you ever do want it), VZW lets you activate data for a flat unlimited daily rate. I was in Mexico a few weeks ago and it only cost $2/day for unlimited data. I had better service than I've EVER had here in NY. There weren't many people down there, and I was in a tourist town, so it was like having a cell network to myself - it was blazingly fast! The only catch: You can obviously only do this in countries with CDMA networks, I believe China is only GSM (don't hold me to that, though).
     
  4. alderran

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    Thanks, BTW Singapore is not part of and is nowhere near China. It's right below Malaysia. If you ever have a chance it's a fantastic place to visit. Like another world, but it was a british colony so everybody speaks english.
     

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