Navigate to participants without roaming charges
As cardholder you can use your smartphone in Sicily and easily navigate to all the places of interest and participants of the onsicilycard. On this page we’ll show you how to navigate without roaming charges.Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie
Many hotels, B&B’s, agriturismi, but also bars and sometimes whole towns in Sicily now offer free Wi-Fi. If you happen to be in a place where there’s no Wi-Fi, you only have to use your data roaming for a few moments. When we start, our phone has both Wi-Fi and data roaming turned on, but we will turn these off after a few steps.
We’re at bar Blank-O’s in Balestrate and are searching on the onsicilycard website for a nice restaurant in the area. We click on Food & Drink and type “Castellammare del Golfo” in the search field (1). On the list with restaurants we click on the link of Mirko’s to view its information page (2):
We read the information about Mirko’s restaurant and decide to go have dinner there. We click on “address and opening hours” (3) and then we click on “Navigate to the participant” (4) (in order to use this feature, you must be logged in):
We now see the exact location of the restaurant on the map in the Google maps app:
We click on the car icon after which the app starts to calculate the itinerary (6). We now get the possibility to start the navigation (7):
To show you that you can now navigate without roaming charges we turn off data roaming (9):
Now we click on “Start navigation”(10) and the navigation will start (11).
So, if there’s free Wi-Fi available, you don’t have to pay roaming charges to be able to search for and navigate to a participant. If there’s no free Wi-Fi available, you only have to use data roaming for a few moments after which it can be turned off. NB Data roaming will be much cheaper in the (near) future, so turning off data roaming will also be less important.