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Registered: ‎04-18-2011
My Device: blackberry curve 8520
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cant check in to places on facebook app

can some1 please help???

 

Just got my blackberry curve 8520 today and want to let my facebook friends know i was at home but the places icon, wasnt giving me a check in option, only showing where my friends where. can anyone help and let me know how i check in on the facebok app???

 

Thanks

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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

The 8520 does not have built-in GPS and therefore Facebook Places will not function.

KB25069The Check in button does not display when using Places in Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones 1.9




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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

but why does it work on some 8520's not all?

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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

Did you read the KB article I linked... it has some suggestions.

 

But I haven't seen an 8520 on which it works. It does work on the 8530 which does have GPS built in... so your friend who says it works, might actually have a 8530 model, and they are virtually alike on the outside.




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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

ok thank u for ur help 

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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

You are very welcome.

Good luck.




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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

Hi

 

I was able to do it for a few days on my curve but cant do it now

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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

Hi, yeah I got it working, something to do wif location settings. So far so good. Fingers crossed.
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Registered: ‎04-14-2011
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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

it doesnt matter if the phone has GPS or not on the curve 8520. On the twitter app the phone is still able to determine your location, its all about the software. update to 5.0 if you haven't already.

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Registered: ‎02-23-2011
My Device: Curve 8520 OS v5.0.0.681
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Re: cant check in to places on facebook app

 


babylmfaox wrote:

it doesnt matter if the phone has GPS or not on the curve 8520. On the twitter app the phone is still able to determine your location, its all about the software. update to 5.0 if you haven't already.


My 8520 on v5 doesn't work.

 

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