A real GPS is off the table, this year (synchronized suicides of washer and dryer in the first week of December snatched the Zumo out of Santa's bag). I have noticed that most new cell phones are described as "GPS capable". I am eligible for a new phone from Sprint, and am out of contract, so I could change services, if I want. I know that phone screens are smaller than those on GPS units and that the buttons are the same as for phone functions, so they would not be as user friendly. Is a GPS capable phone a real GPS unit, or does it triangulate position from cell phone towers? I took this question to a Sprint store and a Sprint kiosk (in the same mall :huh) and got two unsatisfactory answers. One was "the GPS locator works everywhere, but the functionality only works on the Sprint network" and the other was "I am almost sure it works everywhere". So, if I am getting a new phone anyway, is the GPS service worth the monthly fee? I plan on using it as an occasional reference and not a full-time navigation tool. I also tend to ride in an area not served by any cell carrier.