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Dumb Q time

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:32 pm
by ollydog
i have a galxay 9 phone, if i use this as my sat nav does it use data, do i have down load a map or an app, going to norway next year the land of expensive

steve

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:55 pm
by Flintlock
You could download MAPS.ME. Its free, and as far as I am aware does not use up data. Its not a satnav, but it might be of use on your trip.

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:58 pm
by qcnr
Maps.me works well in Norway, I use it instead of GPS as it's easier to use :-)

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:01 pm
by Oop North John
ollydog wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:32 pm
i have a galxay 9 phone, if i use this as my sat nav does it use data, do i have down load a map or an app, going to norway next year the land of expensive
Google maps might use data if you go out of the area that it's got the mapping already downloaded, hopefully by Wi-Fi. Probably best to ask your network if your data package is applicable to Norway.

I use Here we go, another app for your phone where you can download maps via Wi-Fi. It's helpful as it shows the speed limit.

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:08 pm
by Jak*
I use Nav Mi which is free in the UK and two or three quid for each other country. Does not use data although I find it best to put in your destination when connected to the internet.
Cheers

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:58 am
by ollydog
Thanks Gents

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:02 pm
by Toe
qcnr wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:58 pm
Maps.me works well in Norway, I use it instead of GPS as it's easier to use :-)
I used it all over SE Asia as well. Downloaded the maps on free wifi and away you go!

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 pm
by Oop North John
I tried Maps me and its routing algorithms seemed to be a little strange if you went off its route, whereas on the same phone Here we go is fine. YMMV.

So I'd suggest trying out the options before you go to Norway.

Re: Dumb Q time

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:43 pm
by Jack the Builder
I use Here We Go. Download your maps when you have free wifi, then set your phone to Airplane mode so you don't use any data.