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The Iphone 3g has just been released in my country, South Africa, only problem is that maps function hardly covers South Africa, is there a way to replace this software to something from Garmin which has a greater coverage for my country.

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Not yet, hopefully soon.

I know alot of us are also waiting for a offline app so you donèt have to have cell service to use the GPS.
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please please PLEASE send me an message when it comes out, I agree with you re the offline app as it is extremely expensive to use cell service in South Africa.

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I have to say I'm very surprised google maps dosnt cover africa being as there spending millions on internet services for there.

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There actually is a offline version out, if you would consider jailbreaking your phone you can download this software. I'm not really sure what it's called right now, but I'm pretty sure I saw it in Installer (app you get after jailbreaking).

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Dudeking, glad to hear that Google is spending millions here, the internet works great although its expensive however google maps says that I live on a rock on the mountain where the nearest road is 1 km away.
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yeah that's all to do with the phone network around where you live i believe. I think it uses IP tracking and triangulation to find you location

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yeah that's all to do with the phone network around where you live i believe. I think it uses IP tracking and triangulation to find you location
Nah, if it is a iPhone 3G like he says it does have GPS however it still needs to communicate with google maps over the internet to show you were you are on the map.
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exactly Noxian, it gets the perfect position but the roads are sometimes not there.
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Check the AppStore for alternatives to Maps, or use one of the web-based services out there...

They won't have GPS functionality though...
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