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If I disable data services, but I have an external GPS device attached, will my phone still be able to use my location?

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May 9, 2012 10:06 AM

I don't have an unlimited data plan, so when I use my phone while traveling, every time I look on Google maps- or any other location-based app for that matter- it's using up my data plan and costing me money.  I think it's stupid that Apple has tied the built-in gps inextricably to the data service- they could at least let the gps operate in a reduced capacity when data is unavailable.  What is one supposed to do if one lives in or travels to a location with limited data network availability?  At any rate, this is the world we live in, so my question is this: if I get an external gps receiver, and turn off my data service, will my phone be able to extract and use my location from the device?

iPhone 4, iOS 5.1


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