Buying an OG droid without service: GPS? International use?

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  1. Venable

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    Hi all,

    I recently saw a story in droid-life.com about a website selling a refurbished OG droid for $60-80. I was thinking about picking one up for 2 purposes:

    Music and Jogtracker while I run. Will the GPS work if I do not have service on the phone?

    As a phone to lug around internationally. I have a cheap samsung I bought in London and pretty much everywhere I go (Malawi, Ghana, Bangladesh, UK, Germany so far) I can buy a sim card & pre-paid credits and have a local phone, which is mighty convenient. The Droid is said to be "dual-band" - does this mean I can do the same?

    If not, are there other droid phones I might be able to pick up cheaply off-contract to serve these purposes? Refurbished is fine.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. noisyKricket

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    Not sure about the international abilities of the D1, but the GPS will work. I still use my good old Droid 1 for my speedometer in my truck.
     
  3. Tas

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    The original droid is not an international phone. There is no sim card. Gps should be fine though.

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  4. GuiltyBreak

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    gps will work, but what about google maps doesnt the app need some data to do nav??
     
  5. Chizzele

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    Google maps will not work without a data connection. There is the option of buying an off line maps app that can use the gps. Main issue would be the size of it as it would need to carry a very large map file..

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    Actually Google maps can cache desired areas to sdcard, works quite well.
     
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    D2G is what your looking for likely.
     
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    A GPS is GPS. Don't need a international anything for it as long as u get satellite signal ur golden.

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