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Map Apps and Phone charges

I heading over to England, France and Germany and was wondering if google maps and other maps on my phone will activate my phone day pass. If so, is there some way I can access my maps without doing so? Thanks

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Try Maps.me. It is free and operates completely off-line. The maps have pretty good detail. Just download once and do not fuss over it.

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Another happy user of maps.me. I downloaded the maps for Cuba, including Havana specifically, before traveling to Havana a couple of years ago. I had absolutely no cell service in Havana, but my phone (Nexus 5) with location service activated, worked beautifully as a GPS device with the maps.me app.

Don't know what phone you have or how you'd need to set it to just use location/GPS function, but my experience shows you don't need to have a cell signal to use downloaded maps on maps.me. Good luck!

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Maps.me is great, and I also use Here maps. With your phone GPS on (but no data usage) you can see yourself moving on the map thru roads and towns. Didn't cost me a cent.

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I heading over to England, France and Germany and was wondering if
google maps and other maps on my phone will activate my phone day
pass. If so, is there some way I can access my maps without doing so?
Thanks

When the airplane door closes on your transatlantic flight, go to the settings on your phone and turn off cell data. By doing this, NOTHING will activate the data and day plan by accident. If you want to activate the day pass, then go back to settings and activate cell data.

When you're in wifi, you can access any maps you like to look up directions and save them for later when you have no wifi access. In fact, you can set up maps like in the city mapper app or even google maps for directions between point A and point B and have access to it all you like OFF LINE.