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# 94488 12-Dec-2011 23:01
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Hi, I am gonna pick up a simcard.  Should be taking my Nokia which I will download the maps onto it first and I will enable AGPS.

Unlike NZ, the prepaid sims can come in per hour or per MB.  Which one is suited and if I am using GPS for several hours a day, how much is it??

From the two.
$8/hour or $3/MB. 


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# 557246 12-Dec-2011 23:29
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Depends how much you move around, If you stand in one place then not much at all

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  # 557250 12-Dec-2011 23:49
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If I am using it several hours a day.  No matter how little data it uses.  Would not that be 5hrs x (say) $8 ... so hourly is more pricey?  If I hear correctly that is they say that aGPS does not really use much data, they say in the KBs.  Maybe MB is better?



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  # 557252 13-Dec-2011 00:19
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my iPhone downloading standard google maps jpg uses like 100kb in a couple of hours on the motorway so i'm guessing a lot less than that for only a-gps data. take the $3 per mb.

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  # 557253 13-Dec-2011 00:21
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I was able to successfully use my Nokia 5800Xm in Offline mode without any data usage earlier this year while I was over there.

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  # 557258 13-Dec-2011 06:14
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gzt: my iPhone downloading standard google maps jpg uses like 100kb in a couple of hours on the motorway so i'm guessing a lot less than that for only a-gps data. take the $3 per mb.

Nokia Maps are all offline so there is no need to download data. aGPS only uses a small amount of data every time it's used.

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  # 557265 13-Dec-2011 07:35
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 aGPS only uses a small amount of data every time it's used.

And this can be turned off in the settings too. You really don't need any data for GPS navigation on your Nokia. 

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  # 557267 13-Dec-2011 07:39
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I found that in Japan if I turn GPS off and turn it on when I get out of the train it can take a few minutes to get my location.  Given that I am getting a simcard, have people there to meet and contact, that aGPS could be a bonus.

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