Going to England...what GPS app to buy?

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  1. poker

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    Thanks for all the great info. I was about to buy a chunk of international data from AT&T but will opt for local service instead for much less. My wife has an iPhone 4 so we will probably activate her phone there as well.

    I will look in to the recommend GPS apps.

    I also installed Tapatalk to post photos on this forum of our trip with the iPad2.

    Thanks again.
     
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    I got the iPad micro sim from Three today. I paid 20£ for 3GB. It works like a charm. The salesman thought it would take a day to work but it worked seconds after installing the sim. The map on the iPad is helping us navigate as well. I actually looked for a Three store at the mall in Watford to get it. I'm glad I did. I regret getting 3GB though. I better use it in the next week.

    Thanks again for the tips everyone.
     
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    Thanks for your update. We're off to Scotland from the USA in two weeks and if the 02 prepaid micro-sim we purchased on eBay from a UK seller doesn't work, we'll definitely pop in a Three micro-sim. May even get one as a backup.

    Does anyone know if they offer the same thing for the iPhone 4? We have a Factory Unlocked iPhone 4 and would like to purchase a micro-sim on arrival in Edinburgh, Scotland
     
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    You'll have no problems in Edinburgh and your O2 pre-paid will work without a problem. There are mobile 'phone stores all over Edinburgh and the coverage there is 100%. Plus, too, there are hundreds of available WiFi networks...in fact, you'll find it difficult to find anywhere in Edinburgh where you can't receive a WiFi signal.

    I hope you enjoy yourself and have a great time.

    Tim
     
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    You can download a free GPS app called NavFree UK. Slightly inaccurate for the smaller roads but very good for the major highways. It has vocal turn by turn directions also.
     
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    I have driven that route many times,you should not have any problems,just stay on the M-4 and it takes you to Bristol, If you are landing at Gatwick take the 25 to M-4. Having a GPS for Bristol would be nice to have, maybe our Brit members can help out.

    Al
     
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    Get N Drive it's cheap easy to use and very accurate
     
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    I cannot find this app. Any ideas ???

    I found Navfree UK free and mostly reliable.
     
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    new australian user!

    I am still awaiting delivery of the iPad 2 [3G 64] and will have 2 days to
    learn how to send e-mails and use internet before travelling to Europe for 10 weeks. I was also wondering how to get ONE sim card for use but seems that Vodafone has the cheapest [or less expensive!] option - my first
    country of arrival is Germany and the Vodafone website for that is not
    translatable to English and my limited German means I can't figure out if
    the iPad plan on offer is reasonable! I think the individual telephone carriers are worried about iPad taking over from mobile [cellular] phones with the
    VoP capacity of Facetime, Skype etc and that is why the charges are
    so high. Any comment from you iPadForumteers??

    J A Macp South Gippsland, Australia.

    how to get ONE sim card for Europe [
     
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    NDrive

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