Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 11, 2009
    Posts
    7
    internet & iphone
    hi,
    just a few questions about the iphone 3g and the internet.

    does the data mean you can access the internet anyway?

    when you use home or cafe wifi, does it use your (pay for) data ?
    or is it free like you laptop?

    does the gps use data ?

    hope to hear from someone soon thanks zookie4

  2. #2

    osxx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 19, 2008
    Location
    houston texas
    Posts
    4,695
    Specs:
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    Quote Originally Posted by zookie4 View Post
    hi,
    just a few questions about the iphone 3g and the internet.

    does the data mean you can access the internet anyway?

    when you use home or cafe wifi, does it use your (pay for) data ?
    or is it free like you laptop?

    does the gps use data ?

    hope to hear from someone soon thanks zookie4
    It will ask you if you want to use your current location ( a wi-fi source if you
    have a password) or between edge or 3g if 3g and wi-fi is enabled you have
    the ability to turn them on and off and data plan covers it. From what i was
    told yes GPS will use all 3 depending on which is enabled.

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Feb 11, 2009
    Posts
    7
    thanks, but that makes me think of another question .... can you still use the map without tracking , and without internet

  4. #4

    dakineyj's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Location
    Kailua Kona, HI
    Posts
    878
    Specs:
    MBP 15", 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.8.2, iPad 1, 80gb iPod, ATV 1, iPhone 5
    Yes, data means you can use the internet.

    Wifi is not part of the data service. You are not charged when using wifi. Just like your laptop.

    GPS uses data to assist in locating you but doesn't have to. You do need to use data for the maps.

    You caan use data without tracking. There is a location toggle.

  5. #5

    csa9's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 28, 2008
    Posts
    27
    You can preload the maps on a wifi connection before you head out, just make sure that when you leave to turn on airplane mode. Thats pretty much the only way to use GPS without using your data plan
    If my advise helped, please leave positive feedback

  6. #6


    Member Since
    Sep 12, 2008
    Location
    San Dimas
    Posts
    173
    Specs:
    I don't know
    Quote Originally Posted by csa9 View Post
    You can preload the maps on a wifi connection before you head out, just make sure that when you leave to turn on airplane mode. Thats pretty much the only way to use GPS without using your data plan
    I don't understand. Isn't the data plan unlimited? Who cares if you use it or not, since your paying for unlimited access anyway?

  7. #7

    dakineyj's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 24, 2007
    Location
    Kailua Kona, HI
    Posts
    878
    Specs:
    MBP 15", 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, OS X 10.8.2, iPad 1, 80gb iPod, ATV 1, iPhone 5
    Quote Originally Posted by Chris1111 View Post
    I don't understand. Isn't the data plan unlimited? Who cares if you use it or not, since your paying for unlimited access anyway?
    If you are in another country or something where data roaming fees are outrageous, you might want to do it that way.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. iphone cannot connect internet via internet sharing on MacBookPro
    By bilbilbo in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-23-2014, 09:34 AM
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-27-2012, 11:01 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-14-2010, 09:08 AM
  4. iPhone & Internet
    By killawattz in forum iPhone Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 06-07-2007, 11:02 PM
  5. Brand new Apple iphone 32GB 3GS & Blackberry 9630 TOUR & HTC Hero F/S
    By elkabil22 in forum iPod Hardware and Accessories
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-21-2004, 06:49 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •