Originally Posted by eld101
First off, I am new to the blackberry world and have some questions, all of which have been searched....I either did not find the answer or unsure of what I found.
I have an 8830 on Verizon...
1. The GPS is crippled by verizon to only use VZ navigator and this will be fixed eventually?
What do you mean by "fixed?" If you mean will VZW open up GPS, probably not in the near future.
3. When you power off the phone and its in "standby" does it actively search for a signal?
If you turn of off with the power button - top of the phone, left side - no, it should not search for a signal. If you use the Mute button - top of the phone, right side - to put it in Stand By, yes, it will search for a signal.