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    Does using gps eat Into data on inspire? Or is the gps radio self dependant on a satalite signal without data. Planning a road trip soon. However this feature won't be used continuously.
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    Assisted-GPS, as we have, uses data for acquiring maps, directions to destination, etc. Once that is accomplished, it uses primarily satellites to track location. I was curious of the same thing, so I did a little research and also let my maps app run for most of the day. Didn't seem to hurt my data usage at all.
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    GPS pulls data. Even with apps that are closed, it sometimes will be on for certain apps like facebook, tweetdeck, and others.

    When you activated the phone, you pretty much gave Google Permission to use your GPS location to send them information from your phone at any given time.

    I believe this information can be turned off, but only if you're phone is rooted (with CyanogenMod ROMs), you can pretty much turn it off by application to not allow it to access the internet/gps.

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    Thanks for the info guys, it doesn't look like I have to much to worrie about then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redneck View Post
    Thanks for the info guys, it doesn't look like I have to much to worrie about then
    To be clear, using GPS doesn't require any data usage, but use of Google Maps and the Navigation app DOES! These maps are downloaded in real time as you navigate. There may be some mapping apps that allow you to save maps for offline use, but I do not know what they are.
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    what does the $9.99 AT&T Navigator feature do? do we need it to use the navigation apps on our phones? I'm guessing that is for non-smartphones?
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    Quote Originally Posted by timeatwork View Post
    what does the $9.99 AT&T Navigator feature do? do we need it to use the navigation apps on our phones? I'm guessing that is for non-smartphones?
    Our phones have built in GPS Navigation through Google, which is just as good. No need to spend that money. Keep it!
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    AT&T navigator does have real time updates for traffic conditions (I'm told). I agree with Homescrub. Unless you are using GPS pretty much all day, every day, it's wasting money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaverReturns View Post
    AT&T navigator does have real time updates for traffic conditions (I'm told). I agree with Homescrub. Unless you are using GPS pretty much all day, every day, it's wasting money.
    I'd just get one of those little Garmin or something dashboard GPS...the screens bigger and it has more features. You can get a real nice one with free live traffic updates for about $200. The money you spend on the GPS data with the inspire will be far more expensive than just paying one flat fee.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocketry876 View Post
    I'd just get one of those little Garmin or something dashboard GPS...the screens bigger and it has more features. You can get a real nice one with free live traffic updates for about $200. The money you spend on the GPS data with the inspire will be far more expensive than just paying one flat fee.
    The GPS doesn't use that much data. It primarily uses satellite link once the maps are acquired. I'm not sure about AT&T's, though. The real-time stuff may. For light use, Google maps has been more than sufficient for me. Either way, I still wouldn't use AT&T's navigator. That's def. too much in the long run.
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    Google Nav does use real time traffic. It can be applied in the options menu and the traffic shows as green, yellow and red for obvious reasons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by homescrub View Post
    Google Nav does use real time traffic. It can be applied in the options menu and the traffic shows as green, yellow and red for obvious reasons.
    I was un-aware. That feature I'm sure would use more data.
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    for 3 colors, i think i can be ok. Its listed as an option to view under Layers > Traffic View
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