07-15-2008 04:05 PM
I have a BB Curve on Verizon. I have used the mapping application to locate local businesses. When I try to map to those locations, the device wants to know my starting location. How do I make it use my current GPS location? It obviously knew where I was in order to tell me how close I was.
07-15-2008 09:57 PM
Check with Verizon; I think you have to buy their GPS app, with an additional monthly cost, to use the GPS function. I remember reading this in another thread...right or wrong?
07-16-2008 12:52 AM
07-27-2008 12:14 AM
07-27-2008 10:41 PM
From what I have read on both this forum and Crackberry's Verizon 8330 GPS is not enabled unless you pay for VZ Navigator. However, Google maps uses cell towers as well to triangulate your position, if your GPS is disabled. Google Maps works real well, as long as you can live with being APPROXIMATLEY on a location. In my case I am within 5,000 meters while at home. When I travel downtown I've had it go to within 500 meters. I believe that difference is the amount of cell towers in the area.
Google maps is free, VZnavigator is a monthly fee of around $10 I think.
Hope this helps!