Does my mobile phone need a sim card and data?

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  1. Helimad2

    Helimad2 New Member

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    Hi all

    I will be purchasing a Mavic Pro but just wanted to ask what I hope is not a stupid question. I have a work Samsung Android phone with a SIM card and data coverage, however I don't really want to use that phone with my Mavic.

    I also have a personal iPhone 5S which I use for music, podcasts, email, photos etc. but it does not have a SIM as I never make calls with it and use Wi-Fi for everything else.

    Question - does the Mavic Pro need a mobile phone with a SIM card and data plan in order to operate the drone? Do I loose any functionality but not having data on the phone?

    Thanks
     
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    Mikero Well-Known Member

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    Hi,
    No, you don't need a data connection as such but you do to activate the craft and to see the map. This, of course, may be done with WiFi if available.
     
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    Can we pre download the map off site first.. Like from home?
     
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    Hi, many thanks for the reply. So if I have no Wi-Fi (and I probably wont if I am out and about), I wont see the map on the phone unless I have a data connection on the phone. Is that correct? All other functionality should work.
     
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    You can cache the map at home over WiFi. Just go to the location you will be flying in, zoom in and pan around slowly. Then as a test, turn wifi off, go back into the app and see if it has cached properly to the smallest detail available.
     
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