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Navigate to participants without roaming charges

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.

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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):

Looking for a restaurant in Castellammare del Golfo

Looking for a restaurant in Castellammare del Golfo

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):

The information page of restaurant Mirko's in Castellammare del Golfo

The information page of restaurant Mirko’s in Castellammare del Golfo

We now see the exact location of the restaurant on the map in the Google maps app:

The exact location of Mirko's in Castellammare del Golfo

The exact location of Mirko’s in Castellammare del Golfo

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):

The navigation page in Google maps

The navigation page in Google maps

To show you that you can now navigate without roaming charges we turn off data roaming (9):

We turn off data roaming

We turn off data roaming

Now we click on “Start navigation”(10) and the navigation will start (11).

We can now navigate to Mirko's without roaming charges

We can now navigate to Mirko’s without roaming charges

Using our smartphone to get to Mirko's

Using our smartphone to get to Mirko’s

Ristorante Mirko's in Castellammare del Golfo

Ristorante Mirko’s in Castellammare del Golfo

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.

TIP Get more out of your onsicilycard: Click here for more tips on how to use the onsicilycard and/or the onsicilycard website

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