For people on the go, in and out of the car, moving from place to place, you have probably thought about the need for a GPS system either in your car, or on your phone that you can carry with you as you go. Having a GPS system on your cell phone is the best way to remain mobile, without having a load of technology dragging behind you, or having to manage multiple devices. A GPS phone comes with a lot more features than simply being able to guide you around, but using a GPS phone system is exactly the same as using a stand alone guidance device.

Most phone systems with GPS come with extremely high quality tracking networks along with the reception required to ensure that you are given accurate directions, as well as keeping an update of your true position in relation to where you are going. Because of this, you are able to get from place to place just by setting your phone within view, and plugging in the address of your next destination. The accuracy on these devices has come a long way over the last few years, with phones being almost completely reliable as of this writing.

If you are looking for a cheap GPS phone though, you are going to have to understand that these types of phones usually carry a hefty price tag with them and you are going to probably have to sign a longer contract with your cellular provider in order to receive any types of discounts. Thankfully though, you are going to be able to find one of these cool new phones on places like eBay, Amazon, and other auction sites that people advertise to find a phone that is provided through another network. By taking this phone to a participating provider, you will be able to have it unlocked. Having an unlocked GPS phone means that you can then activate service for it on practically any network that provides GPS tracking capability.

A WiFi GPS phone is highly sought after because of the ability to download from the internet even if you don't have a strong cellular connection. In some cities, you will lose your cell phone signal because of the sheer height of the buildings around you, and will often find that your GPS system may malfunction, or slightly misguide you. This can be hazardous in a new area, but having a wifi enabled phone will allow you to grab the signal from local buildings around you.

With more and more businesses providing WiFi access for their customers, you are rarely out of reach from an internet connection. If you have to, you can easily download the directions and save them to the phones with GPS for later viewing, or even to take with you while you are away from your internet connection. Having the WiFi capability means that you won't have to worry about the huge fees that providers are charging for internet and download accessibility on your cell phone.