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Old 08-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what you mean by locked/unlocked as those terms are applied in different places. The phone can be "locked" with a password. Then I gather that the phones can be or are locked/unlocked to carriers (I've verizon so I don't know this issue) and further the sim card aspect can be locked/unlocked (this is a verizon 8830 issue).

But it appears that the Garmin 5 version uses DATA to get the maps and probably the routing. It also has access to weather and traffic and uses data for that obviously.

There is/was a Garmin product that apparently stored the maps on an SD card and probably did not need DATA.

I think this product is for the lifetime of your device - that is change device and you probably lose your registration but I don't know for sure.
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