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Old 12-10-2007, 01:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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do i have to pay for this?

a buddy of mine has cingular and when he uses google maps a flashing dot has his location 24/7. it is pretty much dead on. he doesnt pay for the service.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if that uses GPS or just triangulates your position based off of cell phone towers.
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Old 12-10-2007, 10:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure if that uses GPS or just triangulates your position based off of cell phone towers.
well the sprint site says this phone is GPS enabled. but do i need to pay extra money to use the service?

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no you shoudlnt
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no you shoudlnt
any idea how i would get it running on my phone?

do i need to install some additional software on the phone?
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Old 12-10-2007, 01:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Under options/advanced options/gps you'll have the option to change it from 911 only to location based, whic is what you want. After that, I assume the blackberry maps and google maps should recognize your now active gps in the unit.
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Under options/advanced options/gps you'll have the option to change it from 911 only to location based, whic is what you want. After that, I assume the blackberry maps and google maps should recognize your now active gps in the unit.
not sure if verizon is different, but i dont have GPS under options or advanced options.
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... or you can update google maps. this doesn't use gps; it triangulates cell towers.
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ok maybe it is time to get more specific. if i am in my car and i want to get to a destination, how would i enable GPS to show me the turn by turn arrows just as they advertise on the commercial?

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Old 12-10-2007, 03:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You are confusing a couple different issues. Let me try to clear this up:

1. The latest version of Google Maps Mobile can use cell-tower triangulation to estimate your location. This works for most carriers and phones (including your Sprint 8703e). Download from htp://www.google.com/gmm (if you have an older version uninstall it first)

2. Google Maps Mobile also supports GPS on some phones, but NOT with the Sprint 8703e internal GPS receiver yet.

3. There are several apps that DO work with the internal GPS. Search the GPS forum on this site (GPS & Mapping - BlackBerryForums.com : Your Number One BlackBerry Community) for 8703e. I personally use both BlackBerry Maps (free) and MapQuest Navigator (recently went to a monthly subscription fee, but the free version is still available, read New Mapquest Navigator for $4.99/month)

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