Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. bbby_snydr's Avatar
    CrackBerry Newbie

    Posts
    1 Posts
    Thread AuthorThread Author   #1  

    Default Can I use gps on a non activated 8330?

    I have a Blackberry 8330 Curve that is not activated with a carrier. I was just curious as to whether there is any way to use it as a gps device without
    activating it.
  2. BigBadWulf's Avatar

    Posts
    35,093 Posts
    Global Posts
    35,118 Global Posts
    PIN
    pin:tang
    #2  

    Default

    It should work. Why not turn it on and try?
    WAPers do it With A Passion

    Z/Q Warrior ..` `..` `..` `.. `.. Born to  ..` `..` `..` `..` `.. Upgrade Guide

    BB10 - If you don't, kittens will die .................................................. ......................................Kevin - "I call you the PITA I love"
  3. John Stover's Avatar
    CrackBerry Newbie

    Posts
    1 Posts
    #3  

    Default

    I was give an 8330 which charged right up and seems to work fine. I will not be activating it as we all have TMobile. I'd still like to use it for GPS. The GPS help says I can select things that aren't there, such as "refresh GPS" to get my current lat/long. There are no maps installed, so can't test that way. I will try tethering to my laptop with a couple of map programs and see what happens, but any ideas would be welcomed, such as what map programs are available. Thanks
  4. Ricktye's Avatar
    CrackBerry Abuser

    Posts
    434 Posts
    Global Posts
    469 Global Posts
    #4  

    Default Can I use gps on a non activated 8330?

    The GPS will work, its a seperate "chip" but the maps have to be downloaded from the carrier I believe. So although the phone will know where you are, it'll just show you on a blank page.

Similar Threads

  1. Help!! Can't use GPS on US Cellular BB 8330
    By SNicoleH in forum BlackBerry Curve 83xx
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 06:11 PM
  2. Help!! Can't use GPS on US Cellular BB 8330
    By SNicoleH in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 06:11 PM
  3. Help!! Can't use GPS on US Cellular BB 8330
    By SNicoleH in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 07-31-2009, 06:11 PM
  4. Can I use GPS on a T-Mobile 8820 without a pay service?
    By buddhasystem in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-08-2008, 12:42 PM
  5. I've been using GPS on my Verizon 8830
    By Domm in forum BlackBerry 8830 WE
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-27-2007, 05:48 AM

Posting Permissions