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    GPS and data usage

    I am new to the GPS in my phone. If I use the GPS locator and google map or connect to A-GPS, does Rogers count these as data usage?

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    GPS alone does not use data, as it's just receiving signals from satellites. A-GPS uses data to speed up the GPS lock, by downloading data from a server instead of waiting for the satellites to transmit it. However, if you have no data connection, it will fall back to GPS.

    Google Maps uses data to download the maps on the fly. This is where you will be using your data. Not in locating yourself, but in downloading the maps.
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    Do Blackberry Maps use data as well?

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    any maps that downloaded everytime use data. Only programs where you have downloaded a map for a fee permanently will not use data the next time.

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    blackberry maps is a joke! Google Maps/Latitude is 100X better, IMHO! (first time IMHO'r)
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