Prepaid cell phone and GPS?

July 30, 2012
I'm the kind of woman who owns the cheapest cell phone there is. The kind that only costs about 10 bucks and only serves as a telephone. The kind that makes me look like a severe dyslectic whenever I try to send a text message. Or should I say: 'I used to be this kind of woman!'

Because recently I have become the hesitant owner of my very own smartphone, a Samsung Galaxy Mini. I bought it nót to make phone calls, but to give me the opportunity to use all those fun running apps that are out there.

Running apps: GPS required!

Because the thing is: if you want to use running apps you need GPS! Something I discovered when I used my son's iPod Touch for the Zombies Run app. I missed out on certain features of the Zombies, run! app, because the iPod Touch doesn't have GPS. And call me cray, but I didn't like nót being chases by zombies.

GPS on a prepaid: does it cost extra?

Because I didn't plan on making any calls with my new smartphone, I didn't want a contract cell phone. I just wanted a simple prepaid one. And that's when an important question raised its ugly head: does GPS on a prepaid cell phone cost extra?

I did some research on the internet, and got different answers. Varying from: 'Yes it does cost money,' and 'No stupid! Of course it doesn't cost any money, because GPS uses satellites, not the internet!' I liked the second answer best.

Different answers, flowing in the wind

But when I got to the store the salesman assured me prepaid and GPS were a match made in hell, and would cost me lots of money. According to him, I would be much better off with a contract sell phone, and he happened to have one that cost only 20$ a month. So I told him I'ld think about it, and hurried out of the store.

Luckily the third store I visited had a salesman who said GPS and prepaid cell phones dó go together, and sold me my Samsung Galaxy Mini. Since then I have used it four times, and it works perfectly, without costing me anything extra for the GPS. I've been chased by zombies five times already, and once I even got bit! It's a miracle I am here today to write you this informative post!

To sum up!

So for all you lost souls out there who don't like cell phones, but do like running with a running app, who are wondering whether they can use GPS on a prepaid cell phone, the answer is: 'Yes, you can!'

I found it difficult to find this answer, so I'm hoping this post will help you out!

What kind of cell phone do you have?
Do you use running apps?


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1 comment:

  1. I used to be like you and had a very cheap, no frills phone. And then I got my iPhone and I fell in love. My favourite app at the moment is the Olympic games one. If I need any stats on an athlete it's there. If I need to know the medal count it's there. And if I want to know what's coming up next I can find out so easily. Love it!

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