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Registered: ‎10-08-2011
My Device: 9650
My Carrier: Verizon

URGENT HELP: Capturing location at regular time intervals

We are developing an application which requires the Blackberry to capture the phones location at a regular interval (e.g., every 1 hour) using any of the available location services (GPS, Cell Tower triangulation).


When we built a code to capture GPS only location we got location data at somewhat regular intervals (I assume because I might have been in no GPs zone). When I built a second code which would switch from GPS to Cell Tower triangulation when no GPS was available did not generate a single location update and kept returning "Location Informaiton Not Available".


I am using blackberry 9650 for testing and am in the Verizon network in the US



1. Does location capture on blackberry require Verizon's permission to access locaiton information? For GPS? For Cell Tower information?

2. Is this permission required from all different networks e.g., AT&T, Sprint etc?

3. How do I go about getting this permission if required?

4. Are there other ways of achieving my goal of continuous location capture at regular intervals?


Thanks for your help.