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Old 02-29-2008, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How good is the GPS of the 8310? I am debating on the 8310 or 8320
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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and is the GPS free?
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its 60-100ft off in most cases for me it can very greatly though. but GPS is only as good as the GPS chip, AND the number of satellites that it connects to. If you are going to be near WIFI more than not, go with the 8320 and get the GPS puck. If you dont get WIFI anywhere you go, the 8320 WIFI is worthless to you. Yes the GPS is free, however the programs for Text-to-Speech are not free.
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its 60-100ft off in most cases for me it can very greatly though. but GPS is only as good as the GPS chip, AND the number of satellites that it connects to. If you are going to be near WIFI more than not, go with the 8320 and get the GPS puck. If you dont get WIFI anywhere you go, the 8320 WIFI is worthless to you. Yes the GPS is free, however the programs for Text-to-Speech are not free.
most likely i only get wifi in 1 or 2 places that I can think of.
What is the GPS chip??
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It's the GPS receiver hardware in the phone.
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would you say you are happy with the GPS sith? instead of the wifi i mean.
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i travel a great deal and use the GPS all the time. I have the 8320 as well and rarely use WIFI at all.
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is the gps for the tmobile 8310 free or do you have to pay to use it??
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its free to use the GPS itself, many apps allow some sort of turn by turn navigation as well. Search for mapquest navigator. The best program in terms of functionality, hands down, is TeleNav. it is $10 per month.
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does Tmobile offer the 8310?? I dont see it on the site
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no, they only have the 8320 in the curve series
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thanks for the help sith appreciate it!
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You can get the 8310 on tmo. You just have to get the device unlocked. I did it and it works fine.

I use the GPS a lot for my job and its great. It puts me within 9 feet of my location about 85-90% of the time.
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I once tracked my movement throughout my house with the 8310 GPS. Amazingly accurate. I'd say within 8ft or less.
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Yeah, i've tried that too. Started on one end of the house and went to the other and the GPS followed. Pretty crazy.
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I'm using the 8310 AT+T, and it works great.I was using google maps, and it followed me within about 10' using the satellite view while walking around the block with my kids.

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I'm using the 8310 AT+T, and it works great.I was using google maps, and it followed me within about 10' using the satellite view while walking around the block with my kids.
How can I get free GPS on my 8310 such as google maps, or is there something better?
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do a search for Mapquest Navigator. It gives turn by turn directions to a point, not as good as TeleNav but much better than most.
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do a search for Mapquest Navigator. It gives turn by turn directions to a point, not as good as TeleNav but much better than most.
Mapquest navigator is not free , it is $4.17 a month ,and anyway it is asking me for a macro media flash player. How do I get the flash player ?
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no, do a search on the forums for it. the old version is free
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