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    Newbie Sat questions

    I am purchasing an SII and was wondering how what people think of the SAT NAV functionality. I am thinking of installing CoPilot as I will be travelling in France over the summer and want to use the phone as a Sat Nav without incuring high data usage costs. Firstly, has anybody got any thoughts on using CoPilot? and am I right that it will not download anything as the maps are local and it will only use the GPS functionality and not use any data usage?

    Hope you can help.

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    Hey, your right in believing so and that should be the case, make sure you disable/block the data network connection anyway. Never used CoPilot but I don't think you should have a problem with SatNav as long as you use decent software.

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    Quote Originally Posted by micknmavis View Post
    I am purchasing an SII and was wondering how what people think of the SAT NAV functionality. I am thinking of installing CoPilot as I will be travelling in France over the summer and want to use the phone as a Sat Nav without incuring high data usage costs. Firstly, has anybody got any thoughts on using CoPilot? and am I right that it will not download anything as the maps are local and it will only use the GPS functionality and not use any data usage?

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    I've used copilot for 3 or 4 years now, and it has never let me down. All maps are stored on the phone, so you wont be charged for downloading maps on the move.

    There is all so a very good free sat-nav app on google play store called Mapfactor Navigator found here https://play.google.com/store/search...vigator&c=apps download it using wifi and then download the maps, voices, speedcams ect you require.
    The maps are open street source, have good detail. Loads of POI's and some very nice features. Well worth a go, considering it's free.
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    I've used CoPilot for several years, first of all on Windows Mobile and now on Android with my S2.
    Still find it brilliant and the S2's big screen together with on board Vlingo, makes a great hands free bit of kit.
    Eats power though so you must have a car charger to keep it going.

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    Cheers for the feedback, much appreciated. S2 in hand, will post back feedback once I'm on the go.

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    Another quick question I can't find an answer to ......... do I need an SD card in my S2 to install the maps onto. The Euro maps are 2GB, I have only the standard storage on my phone and no SD card. Do I need to add an SD card?

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    Maps are stored on the internal sd card for both MapFactor Navigator and Copilot live.

    Extra storage is always nice to have so yes I would get one.
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    When you say the Maps are stored on the internal SD, is this the "16GB USB Drive" which shows up in the storage and not the device memory?

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    You can operate CoPilot from the internal 16GB storage or in the external sd card that can be up to 32GB.
    I have used both methods and not experienced any difference in operation.
    Although in general the internal memory is so big, why not just run it from there?

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    Cheers ............. that's what I was after, on the internal 16GB it will go.

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