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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-20-2008
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Why does my GPS not work???

Please help,

I am trying to use the GPS function on my blackberry 8320. when I try to activate it just keeps informing me "searching for Satalites". This is if I am indoors / outdoors / uk / central europe.

I have tried speaking to orange (service provider) but if it is not concerning giving them some £££ they cannot help.

What am I doing wrong? or what do I have to download etc ?

 

Best Regards to anyone who could help

 

Stuart

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Posts: 414
Registered: ‎04-02-2008
My Device: Q10 OS 10.1, PlayBook (WiFi 64 Gig)

Re: Why does my GPS not work???

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I trust you mean an 8310, 8330, or 8350i since the 8320 doesn't have GPS!

 

See this chart for feature comparisons between 8300 series models.

 

Have you checked with your provider to find out if they disable it?

Message Edited by JerryD on 12-20-2008 06:37 AM
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Re: Why does my GPS not work???

Welc:smileyhappy:me to the forums

 

who is your carrier


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Registered: ‎12-11-2008
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Re: Why does my GPS not work???

Did you turn on Bluetooth and then use GPS?
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Re: Why does my GPS not work???

Jerry - thanks for this chart..... :smileyhappy:

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Registered: ‎12-20-2008
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Re: Why does my GPS not work???

Thanks for the responses,

It looks as if I have chosen the wrong model then  :smileymad: I have the 8320.

In the menu thou it does have some GPS options, am I correct in thinking that this is to link the blackberry with an external GPS system?, What are the uses for this? Why would I want to do it?

 

Are there any other options as having a mobile GPS system is very useful in my job?

 

Thanks for the help, I was a little skeptical about this form of information sharing but have now been convinced in its effectiveness. :smileyhappy: :smileyhappy:

 

Best Regards,

 

Stuart Parfitt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Registered: ‎08-30-2008
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Re: Why does my GPS not work???

I purchased a wee GPS receiver via Ebay for about £50. It clips onto my keyring in the car and connects to the BB by Bluetooth.

 

I then downloaded Amaze which is a free GPS program, and very good it is too.

 

SO now my BB is also a sat nav for a one off payment of £50!