I too have a crippled Blackberry 7130e on Verizon Wireless.
My options are limited.
OPTIONS-> LOCATION BASED SERVICES-> GPS SERVICES
This screen lets me turn "Location On" and I see the GPS icon change when it is enabled. (The default is 911 only)
position is " + blackberry.location.latitude +
" degrees latitude and " +
" degrees longitude."));
I choose YES and I am always told...
Your new position is 0 degrees latitude and 0 degrees longitude.
Therefore, I think my Blackberry is crippled. My Blackberry runs version 188.8.131.528 of the device software.
I have posted to the Blackberry Developers forums and also to
Here is a link to the support thread at RIM.
I have called Verizon Wireless about this issue and they seem to transfer me anywhere they want... from customer service, to technical support, back to customer service... and then sometimes out to RIM desktop support and sometimes out to RIM BES support. I still have no answers.
I'm almost ready to try upgrading my software with the Australian carrier, Telstra's newer version...
Here's a link to the 7130e software from Telstra.
Is there anybody else trying to get assisted GPS support from their Verzion Wireless 7130e???