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    Quote Originally Posted by xmguy View Post
    The HD also supports S GPS. Which means if you have a maps app that doesn't require network signal you can still track your route. S GPS doesn't require any cellular or wifi assistance to know where the sats are. The Bionic had this then it was removed in the RAZR line now added back.

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    S-GPS isn't the ability to find satellites and use GPS without a data connection. Every standalone GPS chip can do that (it's how the technology was designed to work by the military and how Garmins and Tom-Toms have operated for years). S-GPS (Simultaneous GPS) is the ability to receive both GPS and cellular signals at the same time. For most devices that aren't S-GPS capable, the cellular reception and GPS reception alternate back and forth, with both not actually running at the same time because they share the same RF radio. With S-GPS, they can both run at the same time, allowing the phone to pull data from the cellular network as well as from the GPS signal in order to get faster and more accurate GPS locks. It's similar to A-GPS, except faster and more accurate.

    But regardless of whether one has a device that is S-GPS capable or just A-GPS capable, the standalone GPS will still function and track your route without a data connection if you have an app with offline maps. S-GPS will just help you get a faster, and more accurate GPS lock when you have a cellular data connection. In and of itself, S-GPS capabilities don't help to establish a lock any faster than A-GPS capabilities when there is no network connection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bsweetness

    S-GPS isn't the ability to find satellites and use GPS without a data connection. Every standalone GPS chip can do that (it's how the technology was designed to work by the military and how Garmins and Tom-Toms have operated for years). S-GPS (Simultaneous GPS) is the ability to receive both GPS and cellular signals at the same time. For most devices that aren't S-GPS capable, the cellular reception and GPS reception alternate back and forth, with both not actually running at the same time because they share the same RF radio. With S-GPS, they can both run at the same time, allowing the phone to pull data from the cellular network as well as from the GPS signal in order to get faster and more accurate GPS locks. It's similar to A-GPS, except faster and more accurate.

    But regardless of whether one has a device that is S-GPS capable or just A-GPS capable, the standalone GPS will still function and track your route without a data connection if you have an app with offline maps. S-GPS will just help you get a faster, and more accurate GPS lock when you have a cellular data connection. In and of itself, S-GPS capabilities don't help to establish a lock any faster than A-GPS capabilities when there is no network connection.
    I stand corrected. Thank you for explaining.

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    Thanks bsweetness. That totally makes sense...and once again, I learned something new. Cool!
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    Hey,

    Verizon-noob here. Sorry if I'm missing something, but can I just walk into a Verizon store with $600, buy this device only, and then walk out with it? Or do I need to take some sort of plan also?!

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji View Post
    Hey,

    Verizon-noob here. Sorry if I'm missing something, but can I just walk into a Verizon store with $600, buy this device only, and then walk out with it? Or do I need to take some sort of plan also?!

    Cheers,

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    You should be able to buy the device with out a plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji
    Hey,

    Verizon-noob here. Sorry if I'm missing something, but can I just walk into a Verizon store with $600, buy this device only, and then walk out with it? Or do I need to take some sort of plan also?!

    Cheers,

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    It take slightly more than 600, they're $649 plus tax. And yes you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji View Post
    Hey,

    Verizon-noob here. Sorry if I'm missing something, but can I just walk into a Verizon store with $600, buy this device only, and then walk out with it? Or do I need to take some sort of plan also?!

    Cheers,

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    That is exactly what I did approx 5hrs ago.
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    Ah ok thank God - I was just playing around on the website, and it's like $80/month for a 300MB data plan??!

    I pay 12.50 (~$20) a month for 300 mins / unltd. texts / 3GB data on T-Mobile 3G.

    American cell phone costs are ridiculous!!!

    [edit] Also, don't get me started on how your sales tax is "ninja-added" at the checkout
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji
    Ah ok thank God - I was just playing around on the website, and it's like $80/month for a 300MB data plan??!

    I pay 12.50 (~$20) a month for 300 mins / unltd. texts / 3GB data on T-Mobile 3G.

    American cell phone costs are ridiculous!!!

    [edit] Also, don't get me started on how your sales tax is "ninja-added" at the checkout
    If I'm not mistaken 300 mb plans are only for feature phones, smart phones I believe the minimum is 2 gigs, that equates to 110 a month whether you paid cash for your phone or have it subsidized through verizon. Yes we pay more for our phones than anywhere else here on mother earth.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lloydstrans View Post
    that equates to 110 a month whether you paid cash for your phone or have it subsidized through verizon. Yes we pay more for our phones than anywhere else here on mother earth.
    Whaaaaaat??!



    Please tell me at least that the network is flawless and the data speeds are brilliant?!

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