BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-18-2009, 08:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
Join Date: Oct 2005
Model: 7250
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 20
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Sprint/8330 internal won't give me GPS fix

Please Login to Remove!

My company is making us switch from AT+T to Sprint and I need to test my GPS application on this. I am worried, I've got the application running on AT+T and I get fixes both internal and bluetooth GPS. I got the Sprint 8330 yesterday (it is not activated yet), but I did load the application. Problem is it gets bluetooth GPS fixes, but never gets one using the internal chip. I can't believe I need to activate the phone to get the internal chip working. I can't afford the switch only to find out I can't test GPS. Questions:

1. Is Sprint locking down GPS like Verizon does?
2. Does internal GPS need something from the network in order for the GPS to get a fix?
3. I noticed in Options->Advanced->GPS they removed the option "Refresh GPS" so I can't test GPS outside of my application, why is this?
Old 02-18-2009, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
BlackBerry Extraordinaire
Join Date: Jan 2005
Model: Many
Carrier: Sprint
Posts: 1,475
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

Without the phone being active the GPS won't get a fix.
Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

APPLE 820-0522-A 630-0895-B LITE VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD
APPLE 820-0522-A 630-0895-B LITE VRAM 128K X 8 BOARD   picture

Copyright 2004-2016
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.