Maps Work In Europe?

KNK

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Hmm, Yeah will a Tom Tom that is coming out soon do that? Maybe a real Genius can give me an answer
 

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Does your "Yeah" mean that I CAN use my iPhone in European cities, or are you utaking a shot at those Tom Tom people?
 

KNK

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Does your "Yeah" mean that I CAN use my iPhone in European cities, or are you utaking a shot at those Tom Tom people?
No, I want to know exactly those things, but I doubt the Tom tom will work since that is just a USA app. Of course the other is run by google maps and those will work in europe since they have the iPhone there.
 

Marianne

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Can I walk around in European cities using the maps on my iPhone 3G for turn by turn directions?
If you mean the Google Maps app, yes. However, Google Maps needs a data connection to load the maps and if you're with AT&T, roaming charges in Europe will be expensive. If your iPhone is unlocked, you can easily get a prepaid SIM card with data that will work well for you. I did this to get around Spain on a trip earlier this year.

Or, you can get one of the turn-by-turn navigation apps for Europe that are in the app store now (by Sygic and Navigon), which load all of the map data on your iPhone and don't require a data connection. You can then keep your iPhone in airplane mode to avoid data roaming charges – this will disable the GPS receiver, but you can at least browse map data in these apps and still plan routes and view the turn-by-turn instructions.
 

KNK

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Now that is the kind of answer that I was looking for, someone who really knows the answer. Probably the best I have read in a year.