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gps/vehicle dock

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    gps/vehicle dock

    so does atnt charge you for using gps? is there a free gps to use from? and how would you charge the phone while using the vehicle dock because the dock doesnt come with a charger. my car has an aux in cable and a outlet

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    hey i have been looking into this myself recently and have found that google map plus navigation which is included on the phone but check for update is somewhat free... heres the catch it uses an internet connection along with gps to form maps and routes... how much data does it use? i cant say because im still in the testing phase maybe someone else can chime in on data usage

    as for the dock if your talking about motorola car dock i have also been looking in to this... cheapest i found is amazon for 40 bucks... it come with a glass mount that has a power cord and intergrated audio cable idk how well this work since im still in the research stage

    here a good video of the dock on youtube ‪Motorola Atrix 4G Vehicle Dock Review‬‏ - YouTube

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    off topic but pretty cool if you end up using google maps and find your self traveling there is an option to save a digitial coppy of ten 10x10 mile squares or sections of map... the is as i said offline not connect running build in google maps

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    dang so i guess it uses a data plan then since it needs internet. man and i thought i was gona get a free gps. hah

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    whats ur data plan? im on low 200mb and what i do is download the route on wifi and keep the turn by turn dirrection on without navigation on and use it the old maunel way

    also if you know your taking a trip somewhere you can also save the offline copy that i told you about above and do it the old gasion way of just looking at a map and driving lol

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    Just so you know, you can plan your route using a Wifi connection and it will cache it for you. The GPS won't cost you a penny, so once you have the route planned on your handset using Wifi, you should be able to drive to your destination providing there are no diversions.

    On a positive note, Google nav doesn't actually use much data, but if you have a small allowance, try using an app called 3G Watchdog. Very useful for monitoring your data usage so you don't overspend, and it will automatically reset your data figures on your bill date (providing you set your bill date correctly).
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    so the gps would still work if i download the map first? would it give me step by step to get to a destination.

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    Yes, it would behave like a sat nav system. If you have Wifi and it get a signal outside, turn your GPS on, go outside and let it get your position, then search for your destination. It should then navigate you easily.
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    Why not use the stock navigation app that the phone comes with. I used it quite a few time and it works great. No data needed, just the GPS. Plust it is a turn by turn voice navigation.
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    as long as its free il use it. anything free is good right. lol


 
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