iPhone 3G, which parts use 3G?

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  1. TheConqueror

    TheConqueror New Member

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    ok so basically my plan to get iphone 3G is to go and get one without a data plan from rogers (i live in canada), and pay 5c/KB for 3g, which is a HUGE rip-off, but i thought i would just turn off 3G and edge, and not use it. Then i thought which parts actually use 3G? well i couldnt imagine anything other then safari and mail. But what about GPS, if i turn that on does that count as 3G?
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    im not totally sure, but i think that maps would definitely work better with 3G cuz it's faster. and some of the apps from the appstore may use it as well.
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    I doubt the GPS uses any "data" on the network, all my previous GPS phones were separate from the "Network"
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    GPS is not 3G.
    3G is used by Weather, Maps, Mail, Safari, iTunes Store, YouTube, and anything that connects to the internet.
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    For example Nokia N95 uses network in order to find POI in Nokia Maps application.But definately not for locating your position.

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    GPS...is useless without 3G...not because it needs it...heck no...but the only thing you can do is find your location. The reason being is because the maps are downloaded from the server as opposed to being stored on the iPhone. Therefore, while GPS works without 3G...you won't be able to do live tracking (unless TomTom comes out with maps bundled...or unless your area is so ownage that wi-fi hotspots are pretty much connected together and you can connect to all of them).

    The only parts that use 3G would be internet (and I guess calling too...but that still works on EDGE).

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