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# 37203 9-Jul-2009 08:12
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Soon I'm heading to various european countries for a month
Seeing I've never been anywere i'm going I'm sure to get lost helps when youre monolingual
so.... will using builtin maps app chew thru data and cause huge horror stories some people encounter with roamining
As i'm in various countries I don't really want to end up with a hand full of preypay sims but if it is a cheaper option so be it
Any help greatly appreciated
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  # 232870 9-Jul-2009 08:45
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If your maps application use mobile data then yes you will be paying roaming fees. These can vary from $10/MB to $30/MB depending on which network you are here and which network you are using there.

The best thing is to have a local SIM with data (if it's an option). Bear in mind that depending on which country you are visiting you might still pay for roaming fees even if yiur phone is off, people call you and leave a voicemail. Read this before leaving: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/sbiddle/6538





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  # 232873 9-Jul-2009 08:59
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I would say it would be an expensive trip if you used a Maps with a NZ data plan while roaming. Check the cost of Data roaming with your provider (Voda / Telecom), but it may work out cheaper to buy a GPS App from the App Store as the maps are stored locally, though I don't think there is one for Europe yet. Otherwise you could get something like oMaps and then just use maps offline.




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  # 232906 9-Jul-2009 10:14
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I'm with vodafone on an iPhone $60

I turned of voicemail when i separated (hehe) so no probs there
thanks for the links been interesting reading
Will have play with omaps
Sorry for being thick so even the basic maps app that comes standard on iphone will incur roaming charges?
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  # 232915 9-Jul-2009 10:47
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oMaps loosk like a sweet app, if you have the storage and you know where you are going just use that?

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  # 233022 9-Jul-2009 14:00
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Duffuss: Sorry for being thick so even the basic maps app that comes standard on iphone will incur roaming charges?

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Not thick, it's best to check. Yes the standard Maps App will incur charges as it loads the map tiles on the go, i.e it doesn't store them locally.




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  # 233062 9-Jul-2009 14:58
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sweet

Cheers to all

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