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    GPS on storm 9530

    So my girl and I both have storms. My storm is locked I am on the Telus network. GF is unlocked she is using it on Rogers. On the weekend we were testing google maps. My girls storm gps pointed exactly where she was. While mine gave me a radius of 500m. Is this because of the network or is it my device and I need to swap it? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks




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    Hello burridge,
    I can recall having Google Maps and my position was the same as yours...within 500m and I'm on VZW. So this leads me to believe that it's not the network. Maybe Cruznthru will jump in here sometime and give us his thoughts on what's going on with the GPS. I use the BB Maps for my positioning and it has always been spot on. Cruz is good knowledge on the GPS front so we'll hit him up

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    You need to go to your option/advance options/gps settings menu. There will be a tab doe 911 only. Change that to location on. You should be fine after that. PM with any other questions.
    Last edited by Seanren78; 06-30-2009 at 01:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burridge007 View Post
    So my girl and I both have storms. My storm is locked I am on the Telus network. GF is unlocked she is using it on Rogers. On the weekend we were testing google maps. My girls storm gps pointed exactly where she was. While mine gave me a radius of 500m. Is this because of the network or is it my device and I need to swap it? Any feedback is appreciated. Thanks
    First thing to check is your GPS settings. On your phone go to options-adv options - gps. GPS Services should say Location On. If it says On, then it is most likely a network issue which Telus has locked.

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    in certain areas I have to give google maps a couple minutes and it will then show my exact location, try it again and let your phone chill for a little

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    Hey guys thanksfor your quick reply. I am assume its the network because I have always had Location On. I will ask bmerdenian maybe he knows something

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    Yeah I've always had location on as well....And like I said earlier, when I used Gmaps it alwas said within 500m however, when I switched over to BB Maps it puts me spot on wherever I'm at.....If it's network, It's Google network...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MePascal View Post
    Yeah I've always had location on as well....And like I said earlier, when I used Gmaps it alwas said within 500m however, when I switched over to BB Maps it puts me spot on wherever I'm at.....If it's network, It's Google network...
    When Google maps first boots up it will say within 500 meters but if you hit the blue circle on lower right hand side, GPS will kick in and will give you a location, i.e. 10 meters.

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