Roaming charges, GPS settings and airplane mode
by doowopper - 5/27/13 3:56 PM
I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 phone with a U.S. Verizon plan. I would like to use my GPS in Canada but not incur roaming charges when I do it.
There are so many different solutions on different forums with some suggestions contradicting one another. For example, one suggestion is to turn on airplane mode and use the GPS which will still function with downloaded maps but not incur roaming charges. Another opinion I read is that airplane mode will not completely eliminate background programs from downloading when the phone is turned on even with airplane mode enabled. So a bunch of individual settigns should be disabled (such as data roaming and email syncs).
And on my phone there are two GPS settings to muddy the waters: Standalone GPS Services and Google Location Services. I'm not sure which one to use in Canada to avoid roaming charges.
Any help clarifying this maze is appreciated.