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12-26-2012, 03:21 PM
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What are you, like ********?

OH NOES, CANT NAVIGATE WITHOUT MY IPHONE.

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oh noes, cant navigate without my iphone.
Listen, not everyone can be as adept in the street culture as I can be, okay

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Listen, not everyone can be as adept in the street culture as I can be, okay
Do you use paper maps

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I use my head

Have wicked ability to navigate streets

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must use google maps

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First time, maybe. Wouldn't have gotten to my destination in Seattle without GPS. Checked Google Maps beforehand online and wrote down the instructions, but being in a totally new city at the time, had no idea what I was doing. Needed GPS to get there.

However as you familiarize yourself with your surroundings there should be less reliance on Google Maps

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12-26-2012, 03:36 PM
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Watch out ix, using logic in this thread may result in you getting reported.

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However as you familiarize yourself with your surroundings there should be less reliance on Google Maps
But of course.

I'm simply saying...what's the point of having an expensive piece of technology if you aren't going to use it when it could benefit you for...seventy cents a day?

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Understand and utilize most modernday everchanging technology. Not a data addict, nor e-mail trogg, and refuse to even consider developing meaningful and emotional attachment to electronic hand-held device, to the point where I go to sleep with it. Old School crossover non-dataplanitis technology junkie here. Do not fear taking to highway without technology riding shotgun.

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But of course.

I'm simply saying...what's the point of having an expensive piece of technology if you aren't going to use it when it could benefit you for...seventy cents a day?
We have already shown you it isn't that expensive.

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First time, maybe. Wouldn't have gotten to my destination in Seattle without GPS. Checked Google Maps beforehand online and wrote down the instructions, but being in a totally new city at the time, had no idea what I was doing. Needed GPS to get there.

However as you familiarize yourself with your surroundings there should be less reliance on Google Maps
Yeah I head trouble in Seattle my first time too. However, being from Canada my roommate wasn't about to pay the exorbitant roaming on his smartphone to download US data. Instead, we pulled over to a grocery store, got a snack and asked a middle aged lady in the parking lot for directions. After a minute or so of trying to convince us to ditch our plans and go home with her (no joke) she sent us in the right direction and we had no more problems finding our way.

Was a much more preferable way to get directions than paying $5 to download the Google Maps on an American network, especially considering we were on a shoestring student budget.

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12-26-2012, 03:58 PM
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Yeah I head trouble in Seattle my first time too. however being from Canada my roommate wasn't about to pay the exorbitant roaming fees to use his smartphone to download US data. Instead, we pulled over to a grocery store, got a snack and asked a middle aged lady in the parking lot for directions. After a minute or so of trying to convince us to ditch our plans and go home with her (no joke) she sent us in the right direction and we had no more problems finding our way.

Was a much more preferable way to get directions than paying $5 to download the Google Maps on an American network, especially considering we were on a shoestring student budget.
Should have gone with her. Would have been a better story.

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Anyone who can navigate Salt Lake City with a ****ing map is a ******* genius. Went there for NYE one year, all of the events were in a like 6 block radius and we still got lost the whole night.



600 NWE 400S

Not to be confused with 600NW 400 SE. Which, might be one block away or perhaps seven.

You next location is 600 SW 400NWE. Which also might be a block or a mile away.

No rhyme or ****ing reason.

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Yeah I head trouble in Seattle my first time too. However, being from Canada my roommate wasn't about to pay the exorbitant roaming on his smartphone to download US data. Instead, we pulled over to a grocery store, got a snack and asked a middle aged lady in the parking lot for directions. After a minute or so of trying to convince us to ditch our plans and go home with her (no joke) she sent us in the right direction and we had no more problems finding our way.

Was a much more preferable way to get directions than paying $5 to download the Google Maps on an American network, especially considering we were on a shoestring student budget.
b-b-but using a smart phone allows me to avoid contact with other human beings!?

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We were passing through to get to an event in Portland that night. Couldn't spare the time, and she wasn't worth skipping our plans for.

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Was a much more preferable way to get directions than paying $5 to download the Google Maps on an American network, especially considering we were on a shoestring student budget.
Paying for a navigation app? Whattttttt? My phone came loaded with three different options...

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Paying for a navigation app? Whattttttt? My phone came loaded with three different options...
Paying the roaming fees of using data an American network. Can't exactly connect to Telus in Seattle.

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12-26-2012, 04:40 PM
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300$? I pay 29$ a month, and I have unlimited talk, text and data.
Either you work for one of the major providers or this is BS. There's absolutely no way anyone can get that type of plan in Canada, especially when it comes to unlimited data.

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12-26-2012, 05:18 PM
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Either you work for one of the major providers or this is BS. There's absolutely no way anyone can get that type of plan in Canada, especially when it comes to unlimited data.
Maybe he's using a family/value plan and splitting the price among a few people. I know the Value Plan that t-mobile had a few months ago was a great deal.

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Maybe he's using a family/value plan and splitting the price among a few people. I know the Value Plan that t-mobile had a few months ago was a great deal.
He's most likely using Wind's Holiday Miracle plan or whatever it's called.

Koodo also has a decent chunk of minutes, unlimited texting and 100 or 200 MBs of data per month for $30/M but that isn't unlimited everything.

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I have Wind's holiday plan that is 29$/month

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I have Wind's holiday plan that is 29$/month
Ah...didn't even hear about this plan until now.

I need to get away from Fido...hell, I had to fight to get 150 minutes (evenings starting at 5pm & weekends free, so essentially non work hours when I can actually use my phone for personal calls), 6 GB of data, unlimited text, and other bells and whistles like call display/call waiting/vm/etc. for $62+tax a month.

Would have been far less without the data, but my job requires me to respond to emails on the go.

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I have an unlimited data plan through Mobilicity for 22.50 including unlimited North American minutes/texting. But the only reason I have this plan is because it's dirt cheap. I'm either at home or was at work or now on campus where I have access to my internet.

The people who think everyone requires a dataplan to make their smartphone worthwhile are morons. I may not need access to my email during my commute, but that doesn't mean I want to keep my computer on to check email regularly from home. A smart phone without a data plan still allows me to do that. Once my promo is over, I'm canceling my data plan, no need for it.

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My phone bill is $72 a month. Unlimited everything. People find this expensive?

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