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Internet allowance on mobile tariffs

I have a 1gig allowance for Internet on my mobile package. I want to use an app for sat nav whist on holiday in uk. Will having this on during the holiday eat into this and or make it go over? I am not sure how this would effect my 1 gig limit. I am aware you should fully shut down an app like this when not in use as the GPS will always be on otherwise. Any advise?
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Re: Internet allowance on mobile tariffs

The biggest data usage will be if you have to download maps on the go. Using one of the apps where you can store maps on the phone will significantly reduce data consumption. I used Co-Pilot in Europe with data turned off and it worked fine

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As long as the GPS app is fully self contained it shouldn't use any data. GPS signals aren't data driven.

However if you use an app such as Google Maps or Apple Maps then these do have a data element to them. How much data is used with these apps depends on your usage e.g satellite images in the app will use more data then the basic maps.
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I use "here maps" if I'm getting short of data, places low on signal or abroad.

Downloadable maps for the world and will work offline.

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I am looking to use waze, any thoughts?
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I want to use Waze, do you think this is self contained GPS app?
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Never used Waze. Reading about it on the Play Store gives me the impression that data usage would be high, when you take into account all the real-time info advertised.

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Oh OK, thanks for checking it out for me. Does the one you recommended Here, use gps and if so will it be ok on my tariff of 1 gig

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With "here maps" you can download maps while at home on WiFi and then you can set the app to run offline (no data used), you'll only lose real-time info like traffic jams ect.

It uses GPS, GPS does not use data, it just picks up the GPS signal like any car sat nav.  It does eat battery though - so plug phone on charge while driving :-)

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Re: Internet allowance on mobile tariffs

Well thanks very much. I have downloaded the app and map of UK. Tell me, if I want traffic alerts can I turn it on and also do I have to remember to update maps or will it do it automatically?

thanks for being so helpful.

Trev

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