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Old 03-01-2007, 10:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How do I set up the GPS on this phone? Is BB Maps the program to use? Can anyone get me started?
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Under Options -> Location Based Services. You can turn it on or off. Yes, Blackberry Maps works fairly well. In Internet Explorer, if your device is tethered to your PC, clicking >>this link<< will install Blackberry Maps to your device. There are other services available as well such as >>TeleNav<< which will give you step by step directions via voice and also allows you to find businesses, cheapest gas in your area, etc. TeleNav costs approximately $10 per month.
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How does BB Maps compare to the service by mapquest?
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not sure on the mapquest app.

You can try the mapquest app with the 8703e for a 90-day free trial and get the best comparison.
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I have looked everywhere for the answers, but have not had much luck. I have a 8703e(sprint) and downloaded bb maps. When I click the start gps button it comes up with the message "you must pair your blackberry with a bluetooth enabled gps device" How do I get the gps to work?
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I had already read through that help guide. There was still no answer to my question. When I click the start gps button it comes up with the message "you must pair your blackberry with a bluetooth enabled gps device" How do I get the gps to work?
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Have you changed your GPS to internal instead of BT?
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How do you change it to Internal. I went to the option to turn gps on and did so. Is there something else I need to do?
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