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    I installed Ovi Maps to my nokia (5mb) and it seems to use a data connection every time I enable it. I only get 500mb a month so not ideal. How do you download the maps and use it in offline mode?

    also, I can imagine using a nokia phone is OK for walking etc, but I wuoldnt want to try to follow it in a car, the screen is tiny..

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    Also within Ovi Maps, go into the settings (the spanner icon) > Internet and in the Connection item you can set it to offline.

    Get a car charger for it though - the GPS isn't very battery friendly.

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    I didnt think you could use tomtom in the USA as i thought they used different satellites, or is it only the basic one that wont work?
    the reason im asking is im off out there in two weeks and have a basic tomtom so if i can just download the maps and use it that would save me some money.

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    as far as im aware the only satellites used for gps are USA owned. The europeans are in the process of deploying their own satellites though so they are not dependant on the USA satellites, which the USA could switch of at any time if they wanted*

    As far as your basic tomotom, no idea. The tomtom I had in the USA worked a treat.

    * http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo..._navigation%29
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    thats cool,
    think i'll have to look when i get home

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    TomTom uses the same set of satellites worldwide. I used mine in S Africa with no problems, other than balancing it on the dash as i had forgotten my sucker.

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