Google today launched two new features for Google Maps for Android: a Wi-Fi Only mode, and the option to store offline map data on removable memory cards. Together, the two features are especially useful for those traveling overseas, where data roaming is expensive. The Wi-Fi Only mode allows users to stay connected to data networks for functions like email, while avoiding data charges for mapping, relying instead only on offline map data previously downloaded, and on Wi-Fi service when available. Users can also download extensive map data before their trip — or over Wi-Fi while traveling — and store it on a removable memory card for navigation without using mobile data while roaming. The features are also useful for non-traveling users with limited data plans or spotty service locally. The company did not announce whether the Wi-Fi Only mode will come to Google Maps for iOS.
Verizon Wireless has a data bundle package for simple phones. Simple phones are the phones that are not Smartphones like the Samsung Intensity, LG Octane or any of the flip phones.
The $10 package includes 75 Megabytes of data, Mobile Email, Navagation and Ringback tones.
A great alternative for someone who does not want a Smartphone but wants Email, Web or Navigation and the its not mandatory on these types of phones you can add and remove the feature when you want but this package is a limited promo offer.
If you add it and then later decide to remove the promo package at a later time there is no guarantee that the package would be available at a later time.
The 75 Megabytes data package alone was $10, Navigation $10, Mobile Email $5 and Ringback tones .99 cents that’s almost $26 worth of services for only $10 monthly.
Offer ends August 31