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    Question Droid X GPS without cellular question

    Does Droid X have True-GPS? If I buy a Droid X, and not activate the cellular ... would the GPS still work? I've read it has both aGPS (assisted) and sGPS (simulaneous). So I wasn't sure if cellular is required. I know that sounds weird lol. But I really don't need it for the phone. But I'd like to have everything else.

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    Yes, It has true GPS, but without the cell network, you have no ability to download map information.
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    Would it work to have the maps installed on a SD card or something?
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    There are several GPS apps that use the SD card to store maps, but none free that I know of. Does it really matter? GPS is the battery killer, not the cell radio.
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    I'm doing exactly what you're trying to do. I have a droid x and I use satellite gps. Google app seems best to me. You have to download maps on wifi. You can't change your route on the fly. There are other free programs but they don't have navigation. The nav program will pause music when it gives directions.

    I think if you root your droid you can copy maps to the google maps dir. I just haven't rooted my droid yet.
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    It's not the battery I'm worried about. I was just trying to avoid the monthly charges lol. Basically to use it like a beefed up ipod touch ... with bigger screen, GPS and cameras.

    The new ipod has those but they're pretty limited.
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    No he is right, the gps will eat the battery. If you use sat only that helps, but it when the screen brightness goes to max being outside. Plus I use BT to my stereo. A 1hour trip will use a lot of battery.

    The solution is to get the car dock, or just a car charger. There are free map programs but I don't know of any free nav programs.
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    [QUOTE=Dewed;904065]I was just trying to avoid the monthly charges lol. [\QUOTE]

    What monthy charges? You have a Droid on Verizon, which means you have unlimited data as per your contract. If you download 1Mb or 1Tb, you'll be charged the exact same thing....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewed View Post
    I was just trying to avoid the monthly charges lol. [\QUOTE]

    What monthy charges? You have a Droid on Verizon, which means you have unlimited data as per your contract. If you download 1Mb or 1Tb, you'll be charged the exact same thing....
    The charge for service. Lol. Verizon is expencive. Not everyone talks on the phone enough to make it worth it.
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    [quote=Bailie;904381]
    Quote Originally Posted by LtKen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dewed View Post
    I was just trying to avoid the monthly charges lol. [\QUOTE]

    What monthy charges? You have a Droid on Verizon, which means you have unlimited data as per your contract. If you download 1Mb or 1Tb, you'll be charged the exact same thing....
    The charge for service. Lol. Verizon is expencive. Not everyone talks on the phone enough to make it worth it.
    Care to explain that logic? If you just wanted a PDA/GPS, wouldnt it have made more sense just to buy a PDA and GPS?

    You're going to pay a hefty ETF to cancel your service, and end up with a cell phone that doesnt work....
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