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Registered: ‎07-31-2010
My Device: Blackberry 8800
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[BB8800] Simple GPS question

Hi

 

I recently got a used BB8800 from a family member that got a newer one. I can not get a suscription (at  resonable price) where i live that support the internet features of it, so im just using it as an ordinary cell/sms device.

 

My question, does the build in GPS require a suscription to work? i can not get it to find any satelites at any time. If not, my device might be broken or i dont know..

 

Thanks in advance.

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: [BB8800] Simple GPS question

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Hi and welcome to the forums!

GPS  would require a data plan. Sorry.

For future reference to enable the the GPS click options>advanced options>GPS services location on> location aiding enabled.

Thanks,

 

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Re: [BB8800] Simple GPS question

tyvm, i figured that was the prob.

Guru I
Posts: 16,194
Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: [BB8800] Simple GPS question

Cool!
I'm glad you have your answer.
Thanks,

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Registered: ‎07-31-2010
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Re: [BB8800] Simple GPS question

yea, did both (kudos and problem solved thing) already. Im used to navigate/create forums and websites.