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use this for driving directions without a cell time plan?

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Likely the GPS function will without a SIM card installed,

But the only GPS apps that will work are those from the app store that display location as latitude/longitude/altitude.

It will take longer to find the satellite signal and it will only work "line of sight" meaning you must be out in the open. This is because without the SIM the GPS must function without the assistance of the cell towers.

Also, you will not be able to see anything on the maps, unless you're on Wi-Fi, since the map data is downloaded from google and not stored permanently.


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Gmap (Google Maps) will let you download the regional data for a region while on WIFI. It will store it for a month after which you need to repeat the process.

So, the answer is yes.
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Likely the GPS function will without a SIM card installed,

But the only GPS apps that will work are those from the app store that display location as latitude/longitude/altitude.

It will take longer to find the satellite signal and it will only work "line of sight" meaning you must be out in the open. This is because without the SIM the GPS must function without the assistance of the cell towers.

Also, you will not be able to see anything on the maps, unless you're on Wi-Fi, since the map data is downloaded from google and not stored permanently.
A-GPS uses cell towers only at the start to faster verify location. After that during use there is no difference between phone with or without a sim card inserted (assuming that the GPS works without sim in general).
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I don't know if it's the same in the Apple store, but there are some Android GPS/driving apps that have the maps and don't need wifi or cell phone signal to function.

Apple is kinda restrictive though, and I don't know if there are any of those type apps for Iphone.

To be honest, if it was an Android phone instead, it would be a lot simpler. But it still may be possible.
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sell the phone and get a used GPS. I have 5 or 6 of them. most were $5 or less at yard sales. nobody wants them anymore with their smart phones but they are a GREAT and CHEAP prep. they can also be jailbroken to turn them into a PDA running Windows CE with more aps and functions than just the GPS.
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Offline maps aren't any different than android versions. Some apps have them, others don't. Common on both platforms is that they need space, so the app with maps might not fit in the cheapest possible model.

I used TomTom iphone app, the old version with offline map, until they discontinued it about year and a half ago. From then on I've used Waze for navigation because it's free (although does not support offline maps).
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Waze is a great app. It saved me a hour of a drive one time because someone marked that the freeway I was about to turn onto was backed up. Waze had me take a different route and brought me in front of the back up.

After that my moto was, Love the Waze, Trust the Waze.
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Don't ever trust a GPS too much.

Google maps has directed me around traffic tie-ups brilliantly.
It also told me of a short cut around what it predicted was a 10 hr delay driving back to Houston during a rain storm. Right through a flood zone and I lost the car in a flood.

They also can get screwed up when you drive past a sensitive area that has a GPS scrambler mounted on it to protect it from missile attacks. (Dams, refineries, pipeline valve stations).

They are great tools, but keep your wits about you.
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And lets not forget human error. Last week I was coming back from a near by city. Never been there so didnt know the route. GPS said we had about 20 minutes left to get back. Wife noted that the route seemed kind of different to her but neither of us knew it. When I checked the GPS I saw that it was taking us to another city that id been to the week before. My finger must have hit that one by accident as it was directly under where we wanted to go to on the list. We ended up adding 1.5 hours to the trip Geesh.

By the way, the 2nd city and home were about the same travel time from the 1st city so that was no warning. Long story short, double check your GPS when going somewhere.
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And yes, I felt like an idiot after wards.
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Another app is maps.me

It needs network first to download the maps for the region you want to navigate in. After you have them save you can search addresses and it will give you driving directions.
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And lets not forget human error. Last week I was coming back from a near by city. Never been there so didnt know the route. GPS said we had about 20 minutes left to get back. Wife noted that the route seemed kind of different to her but neither of us knew it. When I checked the GPS I saw that it was taking us to another city that id been to the week before. My finger must have hit that one by accident as it was directly under where we wanted to go to on the list. We ended up adding 1.5 hours to the trip Geesh.

By the way, the 2nd city and home were about the same travel time from the 1st city so that was no warning. Long story short, double check your GPS when going somewhere.
With Waze I often check the route it proposes, at least for me it usually gives three options how to reach the destination. There is a map view, so I just glance at it and poke at the route I wish to choose. At this point it is rather simple to notice if the route leads to wrong city

For instance there can be a route that is 5-10 minutes quicker and a bit shorter but has speed cameras everywhere and I know it, so I'll rather take a bit longer route and drive as I feel good

There are things that work nice with Waze. If I have to stop at traffic, it will show a pop-up asking if there is a traffic jam. If I click yes, people behind me at least are routed around the block. Same thing if I notice a mobile speed trap, it should leave a temporary warning for others for a few hours after I click in the app.

My coworker is a local Waze editor, so instead of reporting map errors online I'll just point him the map and explain what is wrong, couple weeks later that is usually updated. Btw, as far as I know Google maps uses Waze map data these days, at least in my country (and google owns waze, but that is another story).

Because the map editors are local people, they can program Waze beforehand to avoid certain streets if they know some event will have them blocked. Like a street festival between 10 and 12 some day, just tell Waze to route around that area between 9:45 and 12:30 to avoid sitting in a traffic jam. Or bigger events like road or bridge constructions/renovations, same thing but they will last months at worst.
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Yes. Just download an offline map app of your choice. Many to choose from.
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Guru maps for IOS works great. You download the map areas you want then never have to worry about a cell/wifi connection
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