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    GPS Tracking, Curve 8330

    Hello everyone, I have a Curve 8330 from Verizon, it is a employer supplied device. My question is on the Gps it says 911 only, can my employer still track my location through the BES? The reason I am concerned because I work in a sattelite location, and if they are rough on me that day I will add 15 or 30 minutes to my timecard, just kinda wondering if they know I am fibbing. Thanks to all who reply and have a wonderful afternoon. Daddy in Cincinnati




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    Quote Originally Posted by bayliner175 View Post
    Hello everyone, I have a Curve 8330 from Verizon, it is a employer supplied device. My question is on the Gps it says 911 only, can my employer still track my location through the BES? The reason I am concerned because I work in a sattelite location, and if they are rough on me that day I will add 15 or 30 minutes to my timecard, just kinda wondering if they know I am fibbing. Thanks to all who reply and have a wonderful afternoon. Daddy in Cincinnati
    I am not 100% on this, but I would like to say yes, as they control the info your phone does or doesnt put out, or at least I think I will try to find the answer for sure but let me look a bit.

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    From my take on this article I want to say yes, as your phone sends and receives gps info even when you are not using the maps, and even when its in 911 only, I believe through the cell location that they are able to, if the cared enough, catch you in that. Here is the article if I mis read this please let me know or if someone has an answer from BES experiences.
    How to control location-based services on the BlackBerry smartphone
    Doc ID : KB14430
    Last Modified : 2007-11-07
    Document Type : How To

    Environment

    * BlackBerry® Enterprise Server software version 4.1 Service Pack 5
    * BlackBerry® Device Software 4.3 or later



    Procedure

    Third-party applications and preloaded BlackBerry smartphone applications on BlackBerry smartphones that support the GPS feature can use the GPS feature by default. For example, BlackBerry® Maps is a preloaded application that uses the GPS feature on the BlackBerry smartphone to allow BlackBerry smartphone users to locate the global positions of their BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server includes options to allow the BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator to control the GPS feature and the location-based services on supported BlackBerry smartphones that use the feature.

    Note: The BlackBerry® Infrastructure does not store the locations of BlackBerry smartphones. When the BlackBerry smartphone sends the identity of the wireless service provider with which it is registered to the BlackBerry Infrastructure, the BlackBerry Infrastructure retrieves the ephemeris data for each GPS satellite signal on the wireless network and sends it to the BlackBerry smartphone. The GPS receiver on the BlackBerry smartphone then knows the location of each GPS satellite in the wireless coverage area. The BlackBerry smartphone uses this data to calculate its own location, but the BlackBerry smartphone does not report its location to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
    Resolution

    Disable the GPS feature on the BlackBerry smartphone

    The following measures prevent third-party applications and preloaded BlackBerry applications from accessing the global position of the BlackBerry smartphone:

    * The BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator can set the BlackBerry smartphone GPS application control policy rule to Not Permitted in the default application control policy to prevent all third-party applications from using the GPS feature.
    * Using BlackBerry Enterprise Server software version 4.1 Service Pack 5, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator will be able to set the Disable GPS IT policy rule to True to prevent BlackBerry smartphones that are running BlackBerry Device Software 4.3 or later from permitting third-party applications and preloaded BlackBerry applications from accessing the GPS feature.

    Control use of the GPS feature by specific third-party applications on the BlackBerry smartphone

    The BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator can set the BlackBerry smartphone GPS application control policy rule to Not Permitted in a specific application control policy to prevent specific third-party applications from using the GPS feature.

    Prevent the BlackBerry smartphone from reporting its location to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

    By default, the Enable Enterprise Location Tracking IT policy rule is set to False to prevent the BlackBerry smartphone from using the GPS feature to report its location to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server at regular intervals. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator can turn on Enterprise Location Tracking, specify a message that the BlackBerry smartphone displays to notify the BlackBerry smartphone user when Enterprise Location Tracking is enabled, and configure the interval after which a BlackBerry smartphone reports its location to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

    Disable the BlackBerry Maps application on the BlackBerry smartphone

    The BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator can use the Disable BlackBerry Maps IT policy rule to specify whether the BlackBerry Maps application is disabled on the BlackBerry smartphone.

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