Originally Posted by Hashberry
OK, about to take the dive into blackberry country but I want to make sure I can do what I want to do with it.
Can I use the Blackberry AIM with a Verizon phone or would I need to get Jivetalk?
Also, the Verizon rep told me that if I didn't pay for VZ Navigator that I wouldn't be able to use the GPS that is built into the phone. From what I understand, google maps will use a phones built in GPS if it has one. Will I need to pay for their service?
Thanks in advance, just found your site about an hour ago and have been absorbing everything I can.
At this time Blackberry AIM is not available for Verizon. May change someday, but who knows?
Google Maps will not use your phone's GPS on Verizon, it uses the cell tower that your phone is communicating with to determine your approximate
location. I found it's pretty good (good enough for me!) but not a replacement for true GPS if you require a high level of accuracy.