Hi, all, I live in India, and I purchased my Galaxy Ace one month back and it has been a great buy. I spent Rs. 15,200, which is about $340 USD. This is only my third phone because I don't like spending and it is my first Android and I have to say so far it has been excellent. Great interface, totally customizable, minimal lag when running games or programs, great to hold, etc. Drawbacks are that the camera could have been better, still and video. Other than that, no issues whatsoever. And the Android market is a godsend! Since it is my first Android, the first two weeks were spent combing the Market for apps and games that I fancied. And pretty soon, even my basic 8GB card was close to full. A few tweaks here and there and I think I have got the phone customized to where I want it. I haven't rooted the phone yet because I don't know how to do it, and more importantly I don't know if I'll gain a significant advantage by doing it. Here are a few of the programs I use. Please feel free to mention ones that you think are better. -Pictures: QuickPic (light, fast, feels better than default app) -Music: Mixzing (way better than the default app, easy to use) -Video: Mixzing, Arc Video (again, way better than default app) -Battery: Juice Defender (amazing app! increased battery life anywhere from twice as much to four times as much!) -Others: I tried GO Launcher and Go SMS, and though these were great, they took a toll on the RAM and I decided that I wasn't gaining all that much from those apps and installed them. I won't mention the games because there are too many of them, but all of the Angry Birds, Paradise Island, Copycat, and a whole lot of others. Now, here is my question: I travel a lot on my bike on the weekends and I like to go 'off the beaten track.' Now, I used my mom's iPhone for the GPS until now but since I have my Ace, I figure this should do the trick. But I have been facing problems while testing it in the city. 1. Basically, how do you make google maps work? 2. In the settings, if I turn GPS on, shouldn't that be enough? 3. Do I need to turn packet data on? 4. Maps works when the EDGE signal is flashing ('E' with two opposing arrows under it), however, I realized that when I used it this way, my balance went down by Rs 50 in a matter of minutes. Is this normal? 5. How can I access maps without incurring data charges? 6. Do I need to pre-load the destination on Maps to access it via GPS later? ie. sit at home, access maps via WiFi and then it should work later? BTW GPRS has been activated, once when I turned the phone on for the first time, again when I called Vodafone to do it again. But just to be safe, is there any way to check is GPRS has indeed been enabled? And I am using Google Maps 5.0, downloaded from the Market. Any help will be greatly appreciated as the GPS is the only issue I am facing. Thanks in advance, Chris.