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Registered: ‎04-22-2010
My Device: Bold 9700
My Carrier: Plus GSM

GPS doesn't work very well



I have a problem with GPS.


I have two BB phone Curve 8900 and Bold 9700. Both are unlocked and were bought in UK. Now I am using this phones in Poland.


Very often when I try to refresh GPS in Options > Advanced Options > GPS, device can't get my location data. I test this program outside and try refresh GPS about 10 times without result. I made my tests with simcard (post and prepaid) and without simcard.


Very rarely everything is OK and I can get my location. Unfortunately I cann't be sure when GPS will work.


I do not have BIS account and I do not use BES.


Please, can you explain me this situation? Am I mising something?


Is some more configuration required? My colleagues iPhone works much better Smiley Sad. Even without sim card, He can get first fix after a few seconds. Is this posible with BB device? Should I buy some additional services?


Best regards,

Piotr Repetowski