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I have a BB Curve 8900, and I don't know how to open the navigation ... Please help cause I love my BB ...
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First of all, do you have a BB data plan?

Then you need to have Location Service on - Settings> Options> Advanced Options> GPS

Then go outside with a clear view of the sky and let GPS lock on. Could take 20 minutes, especially if this is the first time.

Then you need a map application. I recommend GoogleMaps. But there is a yellow sticky at the top of the GPS section with reviews of the various map applications.
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Please update your profile to include BB model and cell carrier. It makes a difference if you have problems.
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First of all, do you have a BB data plan?

Then you need to have Location Service on - Settings> Options> Advanced Options> GPS

Then go outside with a clear view of the sky and let GPS lock on. Could take 20 minutes, especially if this is the first time.

Then you need a map application. I recommend GoogleMaps. But there is a yellow sticky at the top of the GPS section with reviews of the various map applications.
Sorry, I do not have a BB data plan ... I buy the phone unlock, free . There is a data plan on my carrier but no way I am gone pay 11 euro for 5mb trafic and what is it over this plan I pay 0,238 euro ...

I still love my BB and I will find a way to overcame that ... anyway I didn't buy it for the GPS feature, I was thinking if I had a GPS why not use it ...

The GPS is working because I see my coordinates ...

Thank you for the help .
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BB model is Curve 8900 . The carrier is a greek company named COSMOTE . I do not have a BB plan because is too damn ... 11 euro for 5MB trafic/month ...
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BB model is Curve 8900 . The carrier is a greek company named COSMOTE . I do not have a BB plan because is too damn ... 11 euro for 5MB trafic/month ...
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Sorry, I do not have a BB data plan ... I buy the phone unlock, free . There is a data plan on my carrier but no way I am gone pay 11 euro for 5mb trafic and what is it over this plan I pay 0,238 euro ...

I still love my BB and I will find a way to overcame that ... anyway I didn't buy it for the GPS feature, I was thinking if I had a GPS why not use it ...

The GPS is working because I see my coordinates ...

Thank you for the help .
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Thank you very much . I am just curious, what BB data plan do you have ???
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In the end , I will take a BB plan at 11 euro ... Weahhh ... That's life ...
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