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Old 12-02-2006, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can i use a blutooth gps reciever on the pearl without a data plan?
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Old 12-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It requires data - their site says about 30kb per route. And an 800k program. So it's $5.99/mo or $9.99/mo in addition to the data plan.
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Can i use a blutooth gps reciever on the pearl without a data plan?
Yes it requires a data plan. Who is your carrier? The pearl has it's own map program that doesn't cost extra, but you have to have a data plan.
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Would BBmap or Gmap work with the GPS device over bluetooth? I do have a data plan.
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Would BBmap or Gmap work with the GPS device over bluetooth? I do have a data plan.

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i have t-mobile
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Old 12-02-2006, 11:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell what dps receiver you are using with your 8700C or 8100 and how it is working? I want to try one too. I have BBMaps and GMaps on my 8700
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Check Stinsonddog's Tips in his signature above. He has several GPS devices that work well with a BB.
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Couldn't find a bluetooth GPS receiver which I could buy from a store.

It's easier to return things in store.

If someone has can you please let me know.

Cheapest solution found online:
From https://www.seidioonline.com
BLUETOOTH GPS RECEIVER RBT-1000 (SiRF II CHIPSET)
Your Cart Total:
Product Total: $79.95 Shipping/Handling (Express Saver): $23.08 Tax: $0.00

Final Total: $103.03

A 15% restocking charge may be applied if the original heat sealed or shrink wrapped packaging is opened.

Shipping charges & return policy sucks.

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DELORME EARTHMATE BLUETOOTH GPS

DELORME:
FRYS.com #: 4799369
$ 149.99

FRYS.com*|*DELORME

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DELORME EARTHMATE BLUETOOTH GPS

DELORME:
FRYS.com #: 4799369
$ 149.99

FRYS.com*|*DELORME
Thanks for the info.

But I am paying extra for the Delorme software which I don't need in the Pearl (BBmaps would suffice).
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I bought my Holux GPSlim240 from this guy: eBay Store
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Holux GPSlim 236, 236b or 240 will work perfectly on the Pearl.
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I bought the 236 Slim for $79 at Amazon.Com. It has a SIRF III chipset which is more accurate and uses less battery power.
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i have t-mobile
If you have a voice plan, you can add Unlimited data for $19.99. If you don't have a voice plan, it would be $29.99. They also have combo plans called 'Minutes and Mail' that included both voice and data.
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Just bought a GPS nav unit (has LCD & voice directions) for $200 from Staples. Will see how good it is.

The low cost GPS units makes me wonder if using Pearl as a GPS user interface is a good solution.

Links for the unit:
Staples - Mio DigiWalker C310x GPS Navigation System - $199.99

Mio DigiWalker C310x Ratings. Navigation User Opinions.

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