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Old 01-18-2009, 05:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to ask if enabling GPS incurs any additional charges such as the $10 a month that VZNavigator costs.
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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but the only thing unlocked is BB Maps
Not sure that is correct. I have used the "My Location" choice with weatherbug and it works just fine with my GPS. I do have VZNavigator active so perhaps that opens it up, but the point is there are other apps that can use the Storm's GPS.
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The internal GPS works for me with third party applications without subscribing to VZNavigator.
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but the only thing unlocked is BB Maps
I use weather bug and Garmin with internal gps.
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Old 01-19-2009, 10:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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really? which ones? Thanks.
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really? which ones? Thanks.
Weatherbug and Trapster, to name a couple that I've tried successfully. Others have said that Garmin works fine as well.
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For the most part, any app that uses GPS will work with the Storm. However, there are probably a few that currently don't (ie. Google Maps). That's due to the software programming, not any crippling on VZW's part. Quite a few people here still believe that VZW has disabled the internal GPS, but that simply is not true.
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