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I have the Rand McNally RV 7730 GPS with the lifetime free map updates. I spoke with Rand McNally and found out the update uses about 5Gb of data each update. Our internet provider is Verizon via the Jetpak and we only have 20Gb per month. May want to consider this where and when you choose to update if you have a similar Internet provider.

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Park behind the Verizon store. Tell them your dumpster diving for data!!!

 

Free wifi at McDonalds, Starbucks, library, I see people @ Panara Bread sitting there for hours with all kinds of stuff spread out.

 

Good to know though. Thanx

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Parking in front of / behind a Verizon store would be a good bet AS LONG AS you do NOT use your Jet Pack. Have your laptop / tablet / GPS unit connect DIRECTLY to the Verizon store's WiFi network. If you go through your Jet Pack, you will likely be charged for whatever amount of data you download.

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I have the Rand McNally RV 7730 GPS with the lifetime free map updates. I spoke with Rand McNally and found out the update uses about 5Gb of data each update. Our internet provider is Verizon via the Jetpak and we only have 20Gb per month. May want to consider this where and when you choose to update if you have a similar Internet provider.

There is something wrong with this picture. I updated both my 7720 and 7730 on the same day while in Florida this past winter via my iPhone and Verizon. The update was through the RVND Dock software and included both firmware and maps. My data usage for the entire month was slightly over 7Gb on a 10Gb plan. The 7Gb included daily internet access and streaming one 2hr movie from Netflix. Either the rep at Rand McNally was wrong or Verizon isn't counting data usage correctly.

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There is something wrong with this picture. I updated both my 7720 and 7730 on the same day while in Florida this past winter via my iPhone and Verizon. The update was through the RVND Dock software and included both firmware and maps. My data usage for the entire month was slightly over 7Gb on a 10Gb plan. The 7Gb included daily internet access and streaming one 2hr movie from Netflix. Either the rep at Rand McNally was wrong or Verizon isn't counting data usage correctly.

Randy,

 

Was hoping you would respond since I know you have had involvement with RM. I can only go by what tech support told me. DW was sitting beside me and we were both extremely surprised. I can't afford to use 25% of my data plan on one update. Any suggestions on how I could find the real answer rather than "trial and error"? Google wasn't helpful and I need to update before an upcoming trip.

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  • 1 month later...

Well updated my Rand McNally and checked data usage before and after on Verizon website. We did nothing else on the internet the day I uploaded just so I could verify and sure enough took 4.3 gigs of data to update with the Jetpak. If anyone else does this and gets different data please post as this consumed 20% of my monthly plan. Don't know why the discrepancy with what Randy did.

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