1. RedneckBB's Avatar
    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.
    05-30-2011 09:53 AM
  2. raver_returns's Avatar
    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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    05-30-2011 10:00 AM
  3. homescrub's Avatar
    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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    New CyanogenMod lets you rule Android app permissions with an iron fist

    We've recently seen Google crack down on rogue apps and patch some server-side security issues, but let's not forget Android does have a small measure of built-in security: app permissions. But as with those pesky EULAs, many users tend to breeze through the permissions screen. And Android forces even the most attentive readers to accept or deny all permissions requested by an app. But the newest nightly builds of the CyanogenMod custom ROM include a clever patch allowing users to grant and revoke permissions individually -- something like the TISSA security manager we're still awaiting. Obviously playing God with permissions can crash your applications: with great power comes great responsibility. But we figure if you're running aftermarket firmware on a rooted phone, you're comfortable experimenting. See how it works in the video after the break, then hit the source link to download.

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    05-30-2011 10:01 AM
  4. RedneckBB's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys, it doesn't look like I have to much to worrie about then
    05-30-2011 10:04 AM
  5. Hypnopottamus's Avatar
    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.
    05-30-2011 10:27 AM
  6. timeatwork's Avatar
    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?
    05-31-2011 09:00 PM
  7. homescrub's Avatar
    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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    05-31-2011 09:02 PM
  8. raver_returns's Avatar
    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.
    05-31-2011 09:12 PM
  9. rocketry876's Avatar
    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.
    05-31-2011 09:17 PM
  10. raver_returns's Avatar
    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.
    05-31-2011 09:35 PM
  11. homescrub's Avatar
    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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    05-31-2011 11:42 PM
  12. raver_returns's Avatar
    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.
    06-01-2011 06:07 AM
  13. homescrub's Avatar
    for 3 colors, i think i can be ok. Its listed as an option to view under Layers > Traffic View
    06-01-2011 08:54 AM
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