1. kyleresq's Avatar
    All is well in the world of the 9700 so far EXCEPT the GPS. I am using Google Maps, and i find that when I try to pinpoint "my location" it tells me "GPS unavailable." I am also trying to use the "send location" feature through BeeJive and it also tells me it can't find my GPS.

    Now, before you ask, in "advanced options"----"gps" it IS set to "location on" and everything else is set to "enabled". When I refresh the GPS it is ridiculously slow while "searching for satellites" so maybe that's part of the issue but is anyone else having these problems?

    Thanks!
    11-20-09 01:49 PM
  2. Brightwater's Avatar
    Mine hasn't worked yet either. I get the "locating satellites" message as well but that's it. I get all zeros in the coordinates. I gave up and turned it off in the hopes that the GPS radio was helping with my less-than-phenomenal batt life but it still sucks.

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    11-20-09 01:58 PM
  3. davidnyc's Avatar
    GPS works fine for me w/ Google Maps. You guys are outside, right?
    11-20-09 02:02 PM
  4. kyleresq's Avatar
    Mine will ultimately pull my position but it takes an extraordinarily long time...

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    11-20-09 02:02 PM
  5. Brightwater's Avatar
    GPS works fine for me w/ Google Maps. You guys are outside, right?
    Not outside, but. Not inside a lead walled building either. This is my first phone with GPS capability-so does being outside make a big difference in reception? I've had several GPS units, none of which ceased working indoors.

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    11-20-09 02:28 PM
  6. aceman118's Avatar
    I noticed it worked but not very well on .330 (tmo). I downgraded to .321 to fix the sms contact bug and I have noticed it works a lot better. I haven't done extensive testing so I'm not saying it will work for anyone but I noticed a difference.
    11-20-09 02:38 PM
  7. kyleresq's Avatar
    Ace, what SMS contact bug did you fix?

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    11-20-09 02:40 PM
  8. drew4flt72's Avatar
    I have to say the GPS on the 9700 has been amazing. I stood outside next to my car on my way home and I scrolled down to "Refresh GPS" and within 3 seconds I got 10 Satellites and an amazing "Accuracy" of 1.27m. That is sick!!!
    11-20-09 02:42 PM
  9. th3blinded's Avatar
    Not outside, but. Not inside a lead walled building either. This is my first phone with GPS capability-so does being outside make a big difference in reception? I've had several GPS units, none of which ceased working indoors.

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    I can't speak to what other people have expierienced but i know ive tried to cut on the gps once or twice indoors and it never worked. I just was playing around with it. But outside works like a champ
    11-20-09 02:42 PM
  10. aceman118's Avatar
    Ace, what SMS contact bug did you fix?

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    Contacts showing up at +1xxxxxxxxxx when they are stored with spaces or dashes. I downgraded to .321 and didn't install BBM and the issue is gone.
    11-20-09 02:44 PM
  11. Brightwater's Avatar
    I can't speak to what other people have expierienced but i know ive tried to cut on the gps once or twice indoors and it never worked. I just was playing around with it. But outside works like a champ
    Alright. Good to know. Thx.

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    11-20-09 02:45 PM
  12. kyleresq's Avatar
    Thanks everyone. I'll try it outside and see what happens. Ace, that makes me batty too. Can't live with BBM though. Maybe a future upgrade will fix!

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    11-20-09 02:48 PM
  13. ballin718's Avatar
    It works fine for me inside and outside, haven't had a problem yet.
    11-20-09 03:10 PM
  14. Chop's Avatar
    Mine works inside and outside... even during these storms we're having.

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    11-20-09 03:15 PM
  15. chi50's Avatar
    I tried mine inside (on the 5th floor of a 30-story building, but near a window) and it located a satellite and zoomed in to within a block. It had me a block away (in another building) but overall not too bad. I had downloaded the latest version of Google Maps, 3.2.1. Telenav, however, is another story...
    11-20-09 04:43 PM
  16. scottami's Avatar
    My 9700 GPS function is not working indoors at all...Works outside however. Im not certain what the standard is supposed to be on this function...
    11-23-09 11:18 PM
  17. rangergox's Avatar
    I had the same problem as the original user. I have a Blackberry tour 9630, that was bricked from verizon, which i had to basically start from scratch with and bring up for tmobile.

    My original APN setting was for wap.voicestream.com, and the gps never worked. I came across a wiki article that described each APN for services, and a new one was listed that I hadn't tried. * epc.tmobile.com * I punched that one in, and turned verification on with username and pass both blank, and within 5 minutes of being outside both Googlemaps and Foursquare new where I was.

    Give that a try.

    Since I am a new poster, I cant post the link to the article, but try and google howardforums t-mobile data wiki.
    12-08-11 10:19 AM
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