no cellular service

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by badgolferman, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. badgolferman

    badgolferman Guest

    So my wife and kid went to Snowshoe Mountain Ski Resort in the
    mountains of West Virginia. The entire time they were there they had
    no cellular/data service, although she managed to connect to the
    lodge's WiFi so we could iMessage while they were within range. We
    have Verizon Share Everything plan. Apparently they only have an AT&T
    tower up there.

    On my kid's iPhone 5C I had left Cellular/Roaming/Voice Roaming enabled
    and Data Roaming disabled. My wife forgot to take her charger so her
    Samsung Galaxy S5 was dead. Did they have no cellular service because
    of the settings on the iPhone or because of the carrier?

    Also, do you need a data connection for the Apple Maps to work or is
    GPS enough?
    badgolferman, Dec 28, 2014
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    Patty Winter Guest

    I tested this on my iPad some months ago, and Apple Maps had cached
    detailed maps for a good 20-mile radius (maybe more). Beyond that,
    the resolution started getting less detailed.

    Patty Winter, Dec 28, 2014
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    Rod Speed Guest

    When setting up new destinations, yep.
    It is once you have setup the destination using wifi or a data connection.

    But you do have to follow the route its given
    you or at least return to it if you deviate from it.
    Rod Speed, Dec 28, 2014
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    Meanie Guest

    You can use map apps for offline navigation, no data is required. It'll
    use the phones GPS. You will need to download the maps of the states
    and/or countries which you need directions. That means it'll use storage
    space on your phone, but not much, IMO, though much depends on your
    phone HD size.
    Meanie, Dec 28, 2014
  5. Snowshoe is situated next to the Greenbank radio telescope and is
    located in a "quiet zone". Mo radio transmissions are allowed because
    it interferes with the telescopes reception.
    Charles Wishart, Dec 29, 2014
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