1. smashbox's Avatar
    just realized that I had GPS feature on this phone--go me... anyway, i'm operating on T-Mo with unlimited everything. having that said, does anyone have difficulty locating while on UMA? 3g? other networks?

    i can't get Poynt to locate me on GPS now that i've enabled it.

    thanks
    04-25-10 01:20 PM
  2. fatboy97's Avatar
    No, I don't have an issue... if I'm outside... but I doubt your outside if you are connected to a Wireless router.

    Try going outside.
    04-25-10 01:26 PM
  3. smashbox's Avatar
    Why wouldn't it be able to pick me up indoors?

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    04-25-10 02:19 PM
  4. giantfan30's Avatar
    Why wouldn't it be able to pick me up indoors?

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    from howstuffworks.com
    In order to determine your location, a GPS receiver has to determine:

    * The locations of at least three satellites above you
    * Where you are in relation to those satellites

    The receiver then uses trilateration to determine your exact location. Basically, it draws a sphere around each of three satellites it can locate. These three spheres intersect in two points -- one is in space, and one is on the ground. The point on the ground at which the three spheres intersect is your location
    A GPS receiver has to have a clear line of sight to the satellite to operate, so dense tree cover and buildings can keep it from getting a fix on your location.
    dense cloud cover will also keep GPS from getting a fix
    Last edited by giantfan30; 04-25-10 at 02:32 PM.
    04-25-10 02:25 PM
  5. Nuggstein's Avatar
    lol yeah, you're really not gonna get a GPS signal indoors.
    04-25-10 02:56 PM
  6. rdyoung's Avatar
    from howstuffworks.com
    In order to determine your location, a GPS receiver has to determine:

    * The locations of at least three satellites above you
    * Where you are in relation to those satellites

    The receiver then uses trilateration to determine your exact location. Basically, it draws a sphere around each of three satellites it can locate. These three spheres intersect in two points -- one is in space, and one is on the ground. The point on the ground at which the three spheres intersect is your location
    A GPS receiver has to have a clear line of sight to the satellite to operate, so dense tree cover and buildings can keep it from getting a fix on your location.
    dense cloud cover will also keep GPS from getting a fix
    Correct on all points, except the 9700 uses assisted gps, it sends/receives info over the cell network to assist/speedup the locating. I rarely have an issue getting a fix in my house and It even shows me moving around(if I move more than 3m).
    The op may need to go into options>>status type test and run a fix test on gps, that will speed things up.

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    04-25-10 02:56 PM
  7. fatboy97's Avatar
    GPS work best with a clear view of the sky... it's the nature of the beast.

    Go outside... does it work???
    04-25-10 02:59 PM
  8. smashbox's Avatar
    Works outside. We've had a bit of cloud cover for the past few days here in jersey(my neck of the woods anyway). Seems to work fine for the most part

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    04-27-10 07:43 AM
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