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Old 08-24-2012, 12:01 AM   #21
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We were following BIL by car into a remote area of TN, and his Tom-Tom disagreed with our Nuvi. And no cellphone service. Wished we'd had a real map!
Yeah, it is funny...a real map still works really well. That is if you know how to read it. ;)
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:35 AM   #22
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on most trips we just bring our smartphones instead of our laptops. We also use one for GPS navigation (Android has turn by turn navigation included using google maps).
Same here. These little devices are absolutely amazing. Since I got my latest smartphone (a Droid Razr Maxx), it serves as our GPS, camera, music player, and email thingy whenever we go on trips. Oh, and it's also a phone, lol.

Sometimes I bring along the laptop and "old school" camera, too. Depends on where we're going and how long we'll be there.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:40 AM   #23
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Where are you heading Andy?
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Old 08-24-2012, 02:11 PM   #24
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Same here. These little devices are absolutely amazing. Since I got my latest smartphone (a Droid Razr Maxx), it serves as our GPS, camera, music player, and email thingy whenever we go on trips. Oh, and it's also a phone, lol.

Sometimes I bring along the laptop and "old school" camera, too. Depends on where we're going and how long we'll be there.
I've been using my phone more and more for pictures. If I'm going somewhere special and scenic, I'll bring my dslr, but the phone takes such good pictures that I decided against buying a new point and shoot, if this phone's pictures are this good, I can only imagine how good future phones will be.
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Problem is smartphones don't work at most of my getaway destinations. No cell coverage. A true getaway.
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I use a little known function on my cell phone when camping.

The "off" button.
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Old 08-24-2012, 04:45 PM   #27
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I use a little known function on my cell phone when camping.

The "off" button.
I use the "off" button in the city quite frequently.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:43 PM   #28
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I use a little known function on my cell phone when camping.

The "off" button.
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I use the "off" button in the city quite frequently.
I use the ignore function.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #29
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I've been using my phone more and more for pictures. If I'm going somewhere special and scenic, I'll bring my dslr, but the phone takes such good pictures that I decided against buying a new point and shoot, if this phone's pictures are this good, I can only imagine how good future phones will be.
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I bring my underwater camera for snorkeling, but I may not have to anymore. There're waterproof cases for the iPhone!
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Problem is smartphones don't work at most of my getaway destinations. No cell coverage. A true getaway.
It must be very liberating to have no phone coverage
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