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Does AT&T charge for using the google navigator application?
I know that they charge you if you want to use their own AT&T navigator app, but what I'm trying to ask is if they charge you for using GPS on google navigator. An AT&T agent told me that they do in fact charge you for the use of GPS on any app that uses navigation. . I'm not sure if I explained my self correctly but I want to make sure it is true before continuing to use it.
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The agent needs to be educated. There is no such thing as "GPS" data. It all runs over your smartphone data plan.

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Jul 2, 2013 7:28:22 PM
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The app itself is free and so is the navigation but what isn't free is your data plan and that is what the app needs to function so technically your already paying for it. Let me know if it makes sense to you.

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Jul 2, 2013 8:03:38 PM
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Navigation by Google is a free application provided by the Google Play Store.

 

We do not charge you to use Google Navigation, however this does consume your data.

 

Please use *DATA# to always check your data usage, and make sure you're staying within your data limits.

*I am an AT&T employee and the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent AT&T’s position, strategies or opinions.

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Thanks it made sense.

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The agent also said that they charge for every gigabyte of "GPS" data I use. I asked him if that was being used from my data plan and he said that they are two separate things since GPS uses more data. Is this true?

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The agent needs to be educated. There is no such thing as "GPS" data. It all runs over your smartphone data plan.

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Thanks, that helped a lot.

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Max69 wrote:

The agent needs to be educated. There is no such thing as "GPS" data. It all runs over your smartphone data plan.


Perhaps "GPS" data is not the correct term but your phone's GPS receiver definitely receives GPS information from the GPS satellites, but no there is no charge for whatever your phone is receiving from those satellites. So, in the case of google navigator, the app recieves location information from the GPS satellites but uses your data plan to download the map data being displayed on your phone. If you had a navigation app that already had the map data installed on your phone (like TomTom), you wouldn't use any of your data plan.

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sandblaster wrote:

Max69 wrote:

The agent needs to be educated. There is no such thing as "GPS" data. It all runs over your smartphone data plan.


Perhaps "GPS" data is not the correct term but your phone's GPS receiver definitely receives GPS information from the GPS satellites, but no there is no charge for whatever your phone is receiving from those satellites. So, in the case of google navigator, the app recieves location information from the GPS satellites but uses your data plan to download the map data being displayed on your phone. If you had a navigation app that already had the map data installed on your phone (like TomTom), you wouldn't use any of your data plan.


tom tom will download the maps but stil utilze cellular data for the real time traffic updates

 

 

 

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GPS usage in and of itself does not consume any data. In order to make sense of the GPS though you probably need a map which can tell you where you're at.

GPS usage in and of itself does not consume any data. In...

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