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Bottomfish
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎01-06-2009
My Device: Pearl 8110
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GPS on Pearl 8110

Hi all,

 

I'm having problem with getting a GPS location fix

on my 8110. I have a data plan. google maps works.

But Options>Advance Options>GPS doesn't return

any result. It this system program broken?

 

 

Since an update today there is now only one GPS

data source: DEVICE GPS. There used to be a

another option I forgot what it was.

 

 

 

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Posts: 5,339
Registered: ‎09-20-2008
My Device: ***
My Carrier: ***

Re: GPS on Pearl 8110

Conact your wireless operator and clarify does the GPS service is turned on for your account.

 

Google Maps do not utilize GPS sattelites. It shows location based on coordinates of the nearest wireless towers, as you can check it is less accurate than a device that works with GPS sattelites.

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Bottomfish
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎01-06-2009
My Device: Pearl 8110

Re: GPS on Pearl 8110

Thanks, I'll contact my att in the next day.

 

 

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Bottomfish
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎01-06-2009
My Device: Pearl 8110

Re: GPS on Pearl 8110

I contacted att and the tech person give me a number

to contact RIM. An automated voice from the RIM number

asks for Rim Partner number. The other options was to whip

out my credit card.

 

The ATT tech person suggests I use their navigator program.

They have nothing to do with the Options>Advanced Options>GPS

option part.

 

SO what I do really need to do to programmatically get a GPS FIX?

I thought using the JSR179(?) Location API was enough. 

 

Please help. 

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Posts: 5,339
Registered: ‎09-20-2008
My Device: ***
My Carrier: ***

Re: GPS on Pearl 8110

ATT representative did a wrong step. You do not need to contact RIM with this question.

 

You need to clarify is GPS service included in your current data plan/contract with ATT.

 

If GPS is not included in your data plan/contract it won't work on your device.

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Bottomfish
Posts: 98
Registered: ‎01-06-2009
My Device: Pearl 8110

Re: GPS on Pearl 8110

I see. Thanks.
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