By planning ahead it is possible to have maps and GPS positioning on your phone without incurring data charges.
Most smartphones data roam by default, and this allows you to get instant notifications from apps such as Facebook and Twitter. However you can turn this off and still use RouteShoot, which, unlike Google Maps, does not require data roaming.
Top tips for using your phone abroad:
Switch off data roaming:
- iPhone – Settings > General > Cellular > Data Roaming – Off.
- Android – Uncheck data roaming at Settings>Wireless & Networks >Mobile Networks.