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Topic # 31557 22-Mar-2009 10:41
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Hi,

any one have any idea the cost of using MGMAPS? and what is the GPS application in the extra menu and how much does this cost to run.

sorry just tired of surprise costs, and im sure someone out there has tried it.

Jason

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  Reply # 202597 22-Mar-2009 12:42
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It doesn't cost anything to use the built-in GPS.

You'll only pay for net access, and whether or not you need to access the net depends on how you use MGMaps. If you just run it as is, then you'll need to access the net to download maps. You also use the net to search.

However it is possible to install your own maps, and if you only use the map functions, rather than the search tools, then you need never pay for data.

MGMaps shouldn't attempt to access the net unless you allow it to.

But is is entirely possible to incur data charges if you use it without restraint... I use mine for the occasional search, but I suspect that if I used it to load maps then the data charges could be high.

I assume you are talking about the GPS Info app in the Telstra phone when you mention the app in the extra menu -- this doesn't use maps, it just allows you to enter waypoints for guidance, or to track your route -- useful if you are heading off into the bush and need to find your way back:)

GPS Info has no need to use the net, and won't cost you anything.

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  Reply # 205650 6-Apr-2009 21:27
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Belated reply, am just trawling old posts

MGmaps is free if you install "cached" maps and turn network usage off in the mgmaps settings, costs WAP charges of $10 per meg if you don't use the cached maps.

GPS usage is free, you are using GPS satellites.

I set up a geekzone blog post as have many others. If you want the offline maps, it's also linked.

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