12-05-2008 08:14 PM
12-06-2008 11:36 AM
yep, this is why im thinking, it states that the new 4.5 os update comes out and it fixes it. They state the firmware within the release patches something...
That means the same could be happening for us? Telus is taking so long because they are trying to get it fixed?
01-30-2009 11:21 PM
I just bought an 8330 (CDMA) yesterday. It runs OS version 184.108.40.206. I was promised GPS capabilities by my provider (MTS, Manitoba Canada). As many in this thread have pointed out GPS does not work. I've tried BB Maps, Garmin Mobile, Blip, and Google Maps, none can acquire satellite signals making GPS useless. There was no extra GPS service offered by my provider as suggested from Telus.
Now, I was talked out of switching carriers for an iPhone because - 1) I needed good push email capability and 2) GPS functions. Why are you advertising GPS functionality with your device and not providing it? I have no problem returning it tomorrow and moving to an iPhone for good. Give me a good reason to stay with Blackberry. Kudos! Thanks!
01-31-2009 07:04 AM
02-03-2009 12:58 PM
02-03-2009 05:25 PM
02-04-2009 06:53 AM - edited 02-04-2009 06:54 AM
I'm not on Verizon, I'm on telus.
Edit: add: Having the same problem as the rest of the people who posted before me.
02-04-2009 12:09 PM - edited 02-04-2009 08:51 PM
Here are links where a solution to this ongoing problem has been solved.
I experienced this problem on my Curve, then when I upgraded to the Storm. These solutions have worked on the Curve, Storm, Pearl, 8830... basically all CDMA blackberries on Verizon and Telus, as it FULLY unlocks the GPS, with reports of people with Curves getting 8-11 sats indoors!!!
This method involves using QPST, which is a diagnostic tool which reads/writes information to the actual Chipset. It looks like both RIM and Telus, or Verizon, didn't fully program the GPS into the chipset. This fix is easy if followed step by step.
The Links are:
Credit: Unibomber from Howardforums and Crackberry.