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    Will using MAPS affect my data plan? and the GPS?

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    The maps and GPS actually use the data to get current locations.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RickLM2 View Post
    Will using MAPS affect my data plan? and the GPS?
    Not sure what you are asking here...

    If you have a data plan, then you are good to go.

    How will using maps affect your GPS?

    To use maps you need to make sure you have changed the GPS option (Options > Advanced Options > GPS) from 911 Only to Location On.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvdfan2k View Post
    Not sure what you are asking here...

    If you have a data plan, then you are good to go.

    How will using maps affect your GPS?

    To use maps you need to make sure you have changed the GPS option (Options > Advanced Options > GPS) from 911 Only to Location On.
    Well the question should have been: I have a limited data plan on my BB.... will using Maps eat it up?

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    What's it limited to? If it's something like 5 GB, then that's a lot and maps shouldn't use too much.

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    It's possible that may happen.


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    I just looked it up and it is 4MB... So I should stay away... right?

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    Try using the maps application for a short drive and check your data usage, assuming you have a way to do that (your carrier's online website perhaps?).

    I don't think the maps application uses a whole lot of data, just to do map updates periodically.

    After checking your data usage you can take it from there whether you can afford to use it or not.

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