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    Welcome to the site, hope to see you around!!

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    Hi, I am from Texas (USA) and travel to China about 4 times each year. I normally live in Shunde and Guangzhou.

    I read a message you posted and you seem very knowledgeable about the Ipad.

    Is it possible for me to buy an Ipad in China, add a China Unicom SIM card, and be able to have GPS on the Ipad using Google maps?

    My goal is to use GPS + Google maps when I travel in China so I know where I am located. For example, I travel alone many times and if I am in Guangzhou city it would be very helpful to use Google Maps to know my location inside the city, and know the distance to the airport and other locations.

    Is this possible using the Ipad. Or can I use an external USB GPS with the Ipad and Google Maps?

    Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightio View Post
    Hi, I am from Texas (USA) and travel to China about 4 times each year. I normally live in Shunde and Guangzhou.

    I read a message you posted and you seem very knowledgeable about the Ipad.

    Is it possible for me to buy an Ipad in China, add a China Unicom SIM card, and be able to have GPS on the Ipad using Google maps?

    My goal is to use GPS + Google maps when I travel in China so I know where I am located. For example, I travel alone many times and if I am in Guangzhou city it would be very helpful to use Google Maps to know my location inside the city, and know the distance to the airport and other locations.

    Is this possible using the Ipad. Or can I use an external USB GPS with the Ipad and Google Maps?

    Thank you!
    hi and welcome here, you can easily buy a pre-paid card China Unicom cut it buy your self enter the correct information in your ipad and voila

    Settings> Cellular Data> access point > APN : uninet

    enjoy your trip in china

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    Wait..... This website isn't blocked by the Chinese government? I thought they blocked everything.

    LOL just joking, welcome to the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IpadOne View Post
    hi and welcome here, you can easily buy a pre-paid card China Unicom cut it buy your self enter the correct information in your ipad and voila

    Settings> Cellular Data> access point > APN : uninet

    enjoy your trip in china
    Great. I have an additional question. I assume that the Ipad can access Google maps using the Unicom SIM card over the internet. So if I am in Guangzhou and I look at satellite view in Google maps on the IPad and see different parts of the city.

    Does the GPS in the IPad 3G work in China? In the USA, the IPad 3G will tell me my location using GPS (or GPS A using the cell phone towers). When I move in my car or walking the IPad will update my position on Google maps.

    Will the IPad 3G also receive GPS location instructions in China, or is this data blocked or restricted??

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    Howdy from New Mexico, USA. Welcome Pard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by IpadOne View Post
    hi and welcome here, you can easily buy a pre-paid card China Unicom cut it buy your self enter the correct information in your ipad and voila

    Settings> Cellular Data> access point > APN : uninet

    enjoy your trip in china
    Great. I have an additional question. I assume that the Ipad can access Google maps using the Unicom SIM card over the internet. So if I am in Guangzhou and I look at satellite view in Google maps on the IPad and see different parts of the city.

    Does the GPS in the IPad 3G work in China? In the USA, the IPad 3G will tell me my location using GPS (or GPS A using the cell phone towers). When I move in my car or walking the IPad will update my position on Google maps.

    Will the IPad 3G also receive GPS location instructions in China, or is this data blocked or restricted??

    No worry la , i live in GZ and use my iPad 3G as GPS with google maps you can also visit the city of with a place with the satellite map far as i have see they have update the maps og Guangzhou and Shenzhen

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    Quote Originally Posted by ibgeorgeb View Post
    Howdy from New Mexico, USA. Welcome Pard.
    Howdy! Thanks to IpadOne for the answer to my IPad question. It may sound not so important, but I sometimes wander around China in the city I am visiting, and with my limited Chinese skills, having a GPS (even it it is accurate in 1 or 2 blocks) that works with Google Maps so I can see the satellite view would be great!

    I can explore and take trains between towns and have a good idea where I am located... if I should get off at one stop or the next. Until I learn to communicate better this should be a very helpful tool.

    And I can also use the 'Google Translate' feature with the internet service... or something similar if Google is blocked.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by midnightio View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ibgeorgeb View Post
    Howdy from New Mexico, USA. Welcome Pard.
    Howdy! Thanks to IpadOne for the answer to my IPad question. It may sound not so important, but I sometimes wander around China in the city I am visiting, and with my limited Chinese skills, having a GPS (even it it is accurate in 1 or 2 blocks) that works with Google Maps so I can see the satellite view would be great!

    I can explore and take trains between towns and have a good idea where I am located... if I should get off at one stop or the next. Until I learn to communicate better this should be a very helpful tool.

    And I can also use the 'Google Translate' feature with the internet service... or something similar if Google is blocked.

    Cheers!
    google translate is working , but you have several free app’s work more better and faster for translate … my chinese is near than zero even i live here , for the GPS and translator my iPhone is my tool … many time when i want to go in some place i show the taxi driver the place in the map and that work fine for me , this is why i love all my Apple product that make life easiest than before … if you have any question feel free to ask me

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    Hi ipadone
    I have plan to Guangzhou on September and would like to know where to buy
    China unicom 3G sim , how cost? , can I buy it at 7 11 store?
    How long time I can use per one sim? Or how gb or mb I can use per one sim?
    Thank u very much

    Wat. From Thailand

    Sorry for my bad English


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