Originally Posted by dimsum
this may sound stupid, but im a noob..
do you need a data plan in order to use my gps?
You need a BB data plan to sue the most of the map applications, such as BBMaps and Google Maps.
Most of them download maps as needed and cannot be stored on the device itself.
GPS is paid for by US tax dollars. If you can use lat/long alone, then you are good to go. Otherwise, you need the map app to turn that GPS data into useful information.