Author Topic: Cell phone advice for travel  (Read 1123 times)

KevDolan

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Cell phone advice for travel
« on: April 27, 2015, 12:29:58 AM »
My job requires that I drive to rural areas. I have an AT&T cell plan. I am out of contract and considering switching to a less expensive phone service. However, I absolutely need good coverage when I am traveling. Mostly for GPS. I use GPS multiple times per day. Does anybody else do this type of thing? I could switch to a stand-alone GPS. Do companies like Garmin have good coverage? Does anybody have experience with this type of thing?

dang1

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Re: Cell phone advice for travel
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2015, 12:52:18 AM »
Absolutely look for a cheaper service. As for maps, if you don't need traffic information, which obviously need data for up-to-date information, you can save maps in your phone for when you turn off data or don't have coverage. Google Maps can be saved, but no directions. Try Co-Pilot and OsmAnd for directions.

Daley

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Re: Cell phone advice for travel
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2015, 07:23:41 AM »
Everything you're after is already covered in the guide (unabridged here), including links to mobile data management and the GPS topic.

KevDolan

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Re: Cell phone advice for travel
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2015, 07:34:55 AM »
Thank you!