Originally Posted by Stwutter
I know that Google is free for this, but is the BB maps also free? I did call Orange to ask, but the girl I spoke to was , to say the least, a little unconvincing... she just said that as long as I'm on the £5 unlimited plan, then GPS is also free, regardless of which application I use.
For GPS on any BB:
- You need a GPS receiver. The receiver is free to use but it only gives you latitude/longitude. If you want anything else (maps, POI's, directions, voice prompts, etc) you need a GPS app.
- Some GPS apps are free to use, some are not. Both Google Maps and BB Maps are free.
most BB GPS apps require data. If you have an unlimited data plan then you're good to go. If not, usage of your GPS app may incur additional data charges if you exceed what is allowed in your data plan.
The latter 2 are potential areas where charges may be incurred. The GPS receiver, of course, is free to use but it's only one piece of the puzzle.