- 02-02-2013, 09:53 AM #1
Having had issues with my prior phones' GPS on Verizon (BB Curve, Pre Plus, Pre 2), I'm curious to find out from 822 owners if the GPS is fully functional and accurate on Verizon's network, or has Verizon borked this phone's GPS too? I haven't seen any comments either way on it and would like to know before my upgrade is available and I take the plunge.
- 02-02-2013, 03:57 PM #5
That's good to hear. Verizon has a habit of forcing you to use their Navigator product to get the GPS to work properly. I have to pull some fancy tricks to get my Pre 2 GPS to work the way it should and would like to have a phone where the GPS just works. Sounds like the 822's does. Thanks for the replies.
- 02-04-2013, 06:53 PM #10
I'm glad the 822 is not one of them.
- 02-05-2013, 02:21 PM #12
The 8330 you mention was one of the devices back in 2008 that Verizon did mess with then released an update to unlock it. All devices since then have been unlocked. If they sucked it was because of the device maker.
- 02-06-2013, 09:45 PM #13
What are you...some VZW employee or shill? The forums on sites like webOS nation are littered with threads on Verizon locking out the GPS function, which works beautifully if you pay - hmmm - for their navigation service. 2+2 still equals 4 where I come from. Verizon locked out GPS' so they could force you to pay for their service if you wanted an accurate GPS signal. It's just that simple.
- 02-07-2013, 09:43 AM #14
Why that is, who knows why Verizon would deny that to WebOS and allow it for Blackberry,WinMo,Android and iOS? Dunno, seems pretty lame to me that they would just exclude WebOS from their tower data, but maybe they license it and Palm didn't want to pay, who knows.... I'm still correct in saying that after 2008 Verizon did not block access to the GPS of smartphones. :) From your point of view, you are also correct. :)
- 02-08-2013, 10:35 PM #15
On the Pre phones, the GPS chip would not come on and lock, on Verizon, unless you launched VZNavigator. The AGPS was a separate, but tied, issue. There is actually a guide through which you can hack your Pre and get the GPS chip to act normal. I'm still living this with my Pre 2 which I only got 17 months ago. If I sign up for the service, I can get my Pre 2's GPS to work perfectly. Without it, there is only a workaround trick that sometimes works, and sometimes does not.
In any case, I got the answer I wanted from the others on this thread: no issues on the 822 on Verizon. I'm satisfied with that.
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