1. hxman's Avatar

    Google Maps 4.5.2 on the Torch, does the GPS use plan time from your provider?

    03-11-11 08:52 AM
  2. indigo75's Avatar
    To my knowledge, it uses data from your data plan.
    03-11-11 10:22 AM
  3. joeldf's Avatar
    Don't know for sure how GPS works, but I assume it is it's own info gatherer independent of data (coordinates, speed, alt.). However, any other mapping information - roads, names, sat images, traffic info, layer info, all graphic stuff not already cached... anything pulled from Google would be data and that uses your data plan. I would think that the GPS info is pulled directly from the GPS satellites and mapped within the Google map program on the phone to place you in the right spot. Someone correct me if I'm wrong about that.

    BTW, your title says BlackBerry Maps, but the question is about Google Maps. Two different programs.
    03-11-11 12:04 PM
  4. pmccartney's Avatar
    The use of GPS doesn't cost extra...loading the maps to the screen and searching for POI's uses your Data plan.
    03-11-11 12:08 PM
  5. sedalia066's Avatar
    Google Maps is a pretty hefty data user if you download lots of maps. Nice program but with ATT limits on data we here use it sparingly.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    03-11-11 06:30 PM