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  1. Droid Sensei
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    There can be, depending on how long it takes to get a GPS fix. However, the time it takes to obtain a GPS fix isn't a constant amount. It can definitely vary.

    Accuracy is the biggest difference. Triangulation is fairly useless for navigation. I've seen a margin of error up to 2100m or so.

    Quote Originally Posted by KenH View Post
    I called customer service at Verizon, and the rep said no I wouldn't be using minutes, but he didn't sound too sure of his answer.
    I think this was addressed above but minutes aren't used no matter what. Minutes are for voice calls. That's it.
    Last edited by takeshi; 07-20-2010 at 07:51 AM.
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    Thanks for the answer Takeshi! I guess I won't even worry about the network aspect of navigation, as that margin of error is pretty dramatic.

    Shame that GPS sometimes takes so long, which seems longer if you're already lost and in a busy area needing guidance ASAP. Oh well, I guess the key is just to plan ahead to use navigation and wait for directions before going anywhere.
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