Firmware update unlocks GPS on Verizon Pearl and Curve
posted by PhoneArena Team / Dec 05, 2008, 1:56 AM
source: HowardForums via EngadgetMobile
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I have version 188.8.131.52 on my curve and i have gps unlocked. I use google maps with no problem.
posted on Oct 20, 2010, 1:42 AM 0
yesss! A PROGRAM THAT LOADS SLOWER THAN VZNAVIGATOR! seriously guys, just remove this program from your device and keep that memory room for a nice theme.
posted on Dec 05, 2008, 1:57 PM 0
Uhhhh, What? VZNAV is better than most gps units, sounds like you have a problem with gps navigation technology and not VZNAV specifically, ANY gps unit takes a moment or two to load up when starting the trip, but after that VZNAV is smooth as butter. Have you actually tried to navigate with it? Doesnt sound like it.
posted on Dec 05, 2008, 3:47 PM 0
Alright people before you start calling others a dumb*ss because they say VZNAV is better then GPS Nav, at least explain it. Yes i am a VZW Employee and folks yes GPS is better, in the sense that it is more accurate as to what your location is and if you do travel past a certain point where there is less then 2 towers to triangulate your approximate location then VZNAV becomes useless, NOW VZNAV is great for innercity travels and far more usefull then an actual GPS Unit as it has more features and its less gear to carry. Does that make everyone happy?.
posted on Dec 06, 2008, 12:41 AM 0
i have another question, what if you are only connected to one tower? are you sure it uses cell towers..the reason i say this is because there is a cell site excusive to verizon on the top of a building right next to the college i go to and if i go in the basement at&t and sprint have no servie however with verizon i have full bars of 1x and ev. so i bet when im down there verizon is only connected to one cellsite. and if i go to vz nav and say "where am i" it still does the same location as if i am out in the open.
posted on Dec 06, 2008, 1:46 PM 0
remember just because there is only one tower visible to you there may be other towers in the vicinity that still transmit to you, remember the way cellphones work is you are actually connected always to the tower closest to you. As you drive or walk around town your handset gets handed off to the next tower off always before the previous tower loses signal in order to drop calls, so there will always be area where tower signals somewhat overlap. Also some sites installed in-buildings aren't functioning as a cell site but rather as a signal booster to allow users to get better service within that building.
posted on Dec 06, 2008, 2:24 PM 0
i got version v184.108.40.206 and the gps is unlocked...all you have to do is turn on your gps to location based and not 911 only...once that is done the gps works
posted on Dec 07, 2008, 1:21 PM 0
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