Originally Posted by penguin3107
Verizon is providing the wireless network that your device is attached to, which is needed to download the maps for the navigation software.
As explained earlier, which you conveniently overlooked, the GPS receiver in the device is already capable of receiving the GPS coordinates from the satellites. You still need a data network to do anything useful with the location data from the GPS.
The maps themselves don't get sent to the device from the GPS satellites... they come over Verizon's data network.
This is different than a standalone Garmin or Tom Tom, where the maps are stored locally on the actual device, and do not need a data network to download them on the fly.
Please, let it go. You don't know what you're talking about.
Not to belabor this thread but your comments above are not exactly correct. There are gps programs for the BB's that do NOT need data. But they DO NEED a gps. Verizon has interfered with the needed gps, driving up the cost of an already costly phone by requiring a separate puck by those who want to use these NON-DATA gps programs. So using a gps does not necessarily require using Verizon's data. Besides, I believe I paid for UNLIMITED data and come no where near using even a fraction of it currently.