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Old 08-29-2007, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Our company president discovered he can activate the GPS on his new 8830 without any warning that AT&T will charge us for the service. So he wants me to globally disable GPS on all the BB's. Is there a way this can be done from the server? We are on v4.1 small business at the moment, but are upgrading to Enterprise shortly.

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I wasn't aware that at&t charged for gps usage. are you sure that it wasn't telenav that he opened? I believe that it is pre-installed on the Bb's that have GPS capabilities. If that's the case, I suggest removing telenav.
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Correct. There is no charge for GPS usage. There is a charge for TeleNav (which accesses the GPS.) Google Maps and BBMaps can access the GPS in the device for free.
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With that said, if your company president has an 8830 working on AT&T, then I may want to look into hiring him. The 8830 was released on Sprint (free GPS) and Verizon (crippled GPS). The 8800 was released on AT&T (hidden built-in GPS features that are easily enabled, for free; they push their $10/mo TeleNav feature) and T-Mobile (enabled built-in GPS w/ no agenda charges).

With that said, I don't see an alarming need to disable a free feature. However, if you want to disable GPS, you can do so with an IT Policy. If this is simply people enabling a $10/mo TeleNav service on AT&T, contact your carrier representative and have them disable the purchasing of the feature for your accounts. There's no point in having someone purchase what is easily available for free. It's AT&T's shady way of getting extra monthly fees by deceiving their customers.
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Thanks for the help. Maybe they are regular 8800's. I just go on what they told me. I don't even have a BB, so its makes supporting the users interesting.
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