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    App show NO Data Mins but still works in car

    My Tracfone APP still have many Mins and Texts Left on the Phone till Oct 8th
    but on the Tracfone App it shows NO Data Mins Left.
    But when I plug my Tracfone into my car to Android Car Phone App on the cars Radio I am still able to get GPS
    in the car with Google Maps.
    Thought the Data is Gone???...........................JT

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    GPS does not use data. You can see a limited amount of things without data in the maps apps. No searching or navigation.

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    Just checked my Tracfone with my 2020 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack with Android Auto.
    Used less then 100mins and have all my Text and ZERO DATA.
    I get Google Maps on my Car Radio and just checked that I also get iHeart radio with Zero Data left.
    Wondering when my service ends Oct 8th will I NOT get Android Auto anymore?
    But glad I bought another tracfone with another years of service since I need a phone in the car if I break down.......JT

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    I am a little confused with the thread title. Data is not measured in minutes, it is measured in megabytes or gigabytes. Android Auto is installed in your car's smart system and not on your cell phone. Talk to your cellular provider for the smart car system for clarification. Sorry, but you are not making much sense with your questions.
    Just another day in paradise.....

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    My question is that the Tracfone I have gives yea 1500 mins of Talk Time and 1500MB of Data to use in 1 year.
    The Data is Gone (ZERO}
    But still able to get Google Maps (using it for GPS around the area}
    and iHeart Radio (lots of stations no need for XM radio}.....
    As I said I thought once you use your data,I would think NONE of the Apps would work on Android Auto........JT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnythunders View Post
    My question is that the Tracfone I have gives yea 1500 mins of Talk Time and 1500MB of Data to use in 1 year.
    The Data is Gone (ZERO}
    But still able to get Google Maps (using it for GPS around the area}
    and iHeart Radio (lots of stations no need for XM radio}.....
    As I said I thought once you use your data,I would think NONE of the Apps would work on Android Auto........JT
    I thought iHeart Radio operated on data or WiFi. After cell data is exhausted, does TF allow data at a slower speed? How would iHeart Radio keep working without it? That's weird.

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    You might have some pre-loaded songs.

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    NO Preloaded songs,But I have Lots of Talk Radio stations that still work.
    Just interesting with NO data but still able to Listen to Iheart radio and google maps,I also thought
    using Iheart Radio you would be using your data also?
    Took a 2 year old tracfone that I am not using and NO apps will work(Like iHeart}
    Guess Google Maps and iHeart will work till my Phone ends on Oct 8th.
    And will signup my New Tracfone for another year that I got off of Ebay for $60,,,Cannot beat getting Mins and Data and a New phone each year for $60...............JT

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