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Old 07-06-2007, 11:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi All,
Apologies if this topic has been asked and answered, but I'm new to this forum so I guess I should get one freebie.
I just got an 8800 with AT&T service. I've been trying to use the GPS but it just doesn't seem to find any satellites, whether I start the GPS from the settings menu or whether I start it from within blackberry maps. I've kept it on while driving on the I-95, but no luck.
So now I'm not sure if there is something faulty with my device, or whether AT&T has actually blocked it on the phone (wouldn't put it past the slimy so-and-so's). If they have, is there any way to unblock it?
Any comments/advice will be appreciated.

Old 07-06-2007, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's not blocked (and there's no need to activate GPS). Your 8800 could be defective but it does seem to take a long time for an 8800 to initially find satellites. Try standing outside with a clear view of the sky.
Old 07-06-2007, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I find its starts up fine with the sunroof open or just the glass closed in my car and it receives the signal and keep tracking well. If no sunroof then maybe acquire the satellites outside then get in, it doesnt take much to track, just to acquire.

Im cheap and i use the google maps or yahoo go - maps programs. My favorite right now is the yahoo go.
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