ktizzle, on Nov 30 2007, 11:41, said:
you wouldn't have even been able to get to the google.com/gmm page on your phone browser without a data plan, let alone download google makes, unless you downloaded on your PC and uploaded it to your phone. the initial message just lets you know that if you use this software you need a data plan, if you have a data plan the maps would be pulled up via your data plan. so yes everytime your scroll around the map and it says "loading XXkb" in the upper right corner. it's hitting your data plan for that amount of data. if you have a limited data plan (i.e. 15mb) once those are up you will be charged extra. my suggestion is if you plan on using your phone to browse the web or use google maps that you get the unlimited data plan (e.g. surf and download as much as you want with no extra charges). the GPS on your phone when using google maps has no extra charge. GPS on your phone(if you can get it to connect) is free as long as you're not using the BS Telenav that ATT as teamed up with to rip you off. yes it's nice of them to offer you Nav software but the fact that they didn't create a UI to set configure your GPS is extremely annoying. it's the same as the UK version of the BJI having Wifi and the US(ATT) version not. ATT wants us to use our data plans in hopes that we don't have the unlimited data plan so that we can run over our data plan and they can charge us extra.
anyways i hope this helps you out.
I don't have a data plan of any kind and i can still surf the internet and use google maps, altough they're probably charging me 10 dollars per kb
. It might just be the first few days or something, anybody know? Anyway i got my GPS to work very well with this hack and good maps, it gets my position within 5 seconds in my basement, it is a little off though, like 100 feet. I still haven't tried it outside.
Anyone know about the wifi this phone has? Im pretty sure it has the wifi hardware inside but ATT has probably disabled it. I know this because i read it somewhere online i don't remember the site and the european version of the FIRST blackjack had wifi in it so why would the american version of the second blackajck not have it??? Doesn't make sense other than the fact that ATT wants you to use its slow-ass network and they want to make more and more money.