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anselmmiranda

GPS: TOMTOM ONE XL







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New at this. I have a tomtom one XL and a blackberry. Is it better to use data plan on my phone as a GPS or my tomtom one?
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mario3

GPS: Nuvi 500







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Definitely on your Tom Tom One
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dan.jlee

GPS: Streetpilot c320 and Nuvi 250







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I honestly think using Wi Fi makes lots of difference as it allows one to download larger amounts of data.
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roger4

GPS: Tom Tom







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... the short answer is it depends.

I've found that I can get up to 700kbit/sec with a tethered iPhone4 when out and about in certain areas. At home I typically get a few 2-300kbit/sec but this is a function of multiple hops between my PC, AP, Router, Cable Modem etc....
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kenevel

GPS: Garmin 1490







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My daggy old Nokia tethered is pretty well as fast as my nextG internet at home.
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jackiton1

GPS: garmin







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kenevel wrote:
My daggy old Nokia tethered is pretty well as fast as my nextG internet at home.

Hi
Is this easy to set up?
I also have a daggy old nokia N85.
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james-GDT44

GPS: Garmin







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Your phone will charge you a per packet download if you go over your allocated monthly Limit if your using a tethered blackberry for example.
Your tom tom wont.

Wifi on the other hand is... free Smile
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james-GDT44

GPS: Garmin







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The answer is ... it depends on the wifi signal or strength... or conversely your mobile signal strength.
Both work on a p2p system, but Im guessing your phone will be faster.
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mikeman1485

GPS: GoogleMaps,TOMTOM







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it depends on the speed and congestion of said wifi with a 3G device you get abou 700kbps most wifi will have atleast 1.1Mbps I have however seen some wifi painfully slower than a 3G data connection
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adam_d_richardson

GPS: Apple iPhone 3GS







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In general WIFI should be faster but it will all depend on signal strength and how many other users are on the WIFI. Public WIFI in service stations or places like Starbucks or McDonalds can become very crowded, especially when there is no cost and can therefore be slow.

3G is generally slower especially if you don't have full strength signal. The other thing to look out for when downloading large files on a weak 3G signal is that the connection may well time out as the phone will cut the connection to save on battery and save your data plan.
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lyslee0

GPS: Garmin Nuvi 350







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Wifi is definitely faster than 3G, even with strong 3G signal. But you may not notice much of a difference with a strong 3G signal. Also, 4G is pretty fast too.
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adam_d_richardson

GPS: Apple iPhone 3GS







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I agree that 4G definitely offers a speed boost although it is yet to arrive in many countries. WIFI is generally the best option though even against 4G.
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set.zhang

GPS: GARMIN 2597







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Wifi is faster than 3G, even with strong 3G signal. But you can not notice a difference with a strong 3G signal. Also, 4G is much faster than both.
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