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General Eris out of the country

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by greenmunky, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. greenmunky

    greenmunky Well-Known Member
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    Tomorrow I will be going to Canada for 10 days for a hiking trip. I know I won't be able to use the mobile network but it's possible I'll have access to WiFi in some of the places I'll be staying. Does anyone know what I will/won't be able to do with my Eris while I'm out of the country? Will I be able to turn GPS on and use Footprints or something similar to track where we went and things like that?
     

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  2. cableguynoe

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    My guess would be GPS still works... but I cant say for sure.

    I actually would really like to know this.
     
  3. ekyle

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    I think you need an active data connection for Google Maps as well as GPS
     
  4. L0stS0ul

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    I was just in germany and I kept my phone in airplane mode with the GPS and WIFI turned on and both worked just fine. It took a LONG time for the GPS to lock but once it did it would relock quickly.

    With the phone in airplane mode so the cell network and cell radio were off the phone lasted like 4 days on one charge with pretty heavy usage.
     
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  5. greenmunky

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    Good call on airplane mode. I didn't think that would work because every time I turn it on to get rid of the 50% signal bug it automatically turns my WiFi off, but after testing it just now I found that I could turn it back on with no ill effects on the airplane mode. Thanks a bunch, this'll help quite a bit.
     
  6. xene97

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    I just got back from a 10 day trip to Whistler and Vancouver. Everything worked fine - voice, 3G, GPS. Before you go make sure you call Verizon and change over to the North America & Canada plan to avoid any rude surprises on your bill when you return. It cost me an additional $40 for both voice & data for the period I was gone.
     

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