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What are your thoughts on AT&T and Verizon as far as GPS coverage is concerned. This is a temporary fix until I get my Garmin.
GPS coverage doesn't depend on the carrier. It's a function of the phone, i.e. what sets of satellites it supports as well as how good the GPS receiver and antenna are. This is why dedicated GPS units like Garmin are usually better than a phone. They have better GPS hardware, a larger antenna, etc.
If by "GPS coverage" you mean for downloading maps as you hike, that depends on where you are. Different carriers provide different coverage in different areas, especially in remote areas. You could check each carrier's website for their coverage map to see if one provides better coverage in the areas you're more likely to need a GPS.
Yes, this is all vague. But really, "it depends..."
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