When its available I was going to buy this version. But now I’m beginning to wonder if I need the mobile data? If anyone can put me right on this it would be much appreciated.
I envisaged using the 3G when on holiday abroad. Going to Venice in March and thought it would be handy there particularly if the maps and Sat Nav works.
I dont have a smart phone and know nothing about roaming charges but have heard them mentioned. Presumably this would apply to the N7 as well? And another assumption is that I can find a ‘pre-paid, pay as you use it’ Sim card that works overseas.
I wouldnt want a contract as I dont think I will use the 3G much when in the UK.
Seems an Ad that poped up under my question actually answers it
Anyone use this provider?
I’ve not heard of those guys before, but it seems like a good idea.
A colleague of mine got hit with a £800 roaming data bill last year (he ignored the warning text message he got from his supplier!) so it’s worth thinking about before you go!
Googling around, this seems like another option for you:
For maps, you can preload your N7 with Google map data. Just hit Settings->Make available offline. Make sure you grab Venice before you travel! This doesn’t capture local information though (eg restaurant listing).
I suppose another option is to do some research into which chains offer free WiFi (has Starbucks invaded Italy yet?!).
You could just buy a sim when you get there? Visitors to the UK pick them up from the station, might not be so easy in other countries?