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Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#201 Post by misterjoke » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:46 am

Firstly, a big thanks in advanced for guys who viewed this thread!

My question goes: I'm currently using a Samsung OmniaPRO B7330, running on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. It comes with GPS, with A-GPS support.
I have successfully installed GMXT on my phone and it has run fine. However, will I be charged for GPRS usage everytime my GMXT nagivates or when it is in use? I really do not want to get a shock when my bill arrives.

Thanks again...

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Re: Which current phones have the dedicated GPS?

#202 Post by t258jgn » Sat Nov 28, 2009 12:53 am

Err.... I mean which are the few Smartphones have good GPS reception?

I currently using E71 and I find the internal GPS + A-GPS reception is rubbish. It takes ages to get a fix.

Luckily I have a old GlobalSat Bluetooth GPS receiver (SiRF Star III chipset). After pairing with E71 only takes 1~2min to get a fix to atleast 5 satellites.

The problem is I can't always carry the Receiver everywhere I go.

So need to get a new phone with good integrated GPS receiver (it's about time to upgrade phone ma). \:D/

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Re: Which current phones have the dedicated GPS?

#203 Post by t258jgn » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:25 am

Which are the phones using SiRF chipset?

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Re: Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#204 Post by aminpro » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:30 am

LOL are you using Google maps ? Find out on how to install Garmin Maps on a mobile phone. Sorry i can't help you more than that.
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Re: Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#205 Post by misterjoke » Sat Nov 28, 2009 1:58 am

Hello bro, i am not using google map. However, i'm using a map that i pasted in "Garmin" directory. Am i charged? :-?

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Re: Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#206 Post by aminpro » Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:00 am

i don't know but one thing i'm sure is that if you use a GPS with it's own map. What did they say on the bil you got? Internet Charges ?
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Re: Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#207 Post by SilverBeauty » Sat Nov 28, 2009 5:14 am

misterjoke wrote:Firstly, a big thanks in advanced for guys who viewed this thread!

My question goes: I'm currently using a Samsung OmniaPRO B7330, running on Windows Mobile 6.5 OS. It comes with GPS, with A-GPS support.
I have successfully installed GMXT on my phone and it has run fine. However, will I be charged for GPRS usage everytime my GMXT nagivates or when it is in use? I really do not want to get a shock when my bill arrives.

Thanks again...

Bro misterjoke, as long as the AGPS mode in your Samsung is DISABLED, you will not incur any charges using the GMXT in your phone.

GMXT only uses the phone built in GPS to determine position on the Garmin map stored in phone memory.

Suggest you google to understand the differences between AGPS vs GPS operational mode for your own knowledge.

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Re: Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#208 Post by misterjoke » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:28 am

Thanks for the assistance Bro SilverBeauty. I guess i got to check out how can i disable A-GPS on my phone. Doesn't seem to have a toggle!

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Re: Which current phones have the dedicated GPS?

#209 Post by Zeus73 » Sat Nov 28, 2009 8:52 am

t258jgn wrote:Err.... I mean which are the few Smartphones have good GPS reception?

I currently using E71 and I find the internal GPS + A-GPS reception is rubbish. It takes ages to get a fix.

Luckily I have a old GlobalSat Bluetooth GPS receiver (SiRF Star III chipset). After pairing with E71 only takes 1~2min to get a fix to atleast 5 satellites.

The problem is I can't always carry the Receiver everywhere I go.

So need to get a new phone with good integrated GPS receiver (it's about time to upgrade phone ma). \:D/
t258jgn wrote:Which are the phones using SiRF chipset?
Oh... I think Phone with GPS function and GPS with Phone function should perform differently. :-k

Maybe you can look at the nuvifone.

Most maker won't state what chipset they use now. Cos they might change along the way.

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Re: Just a little question on GPS, help me please!

#210 Post by Noah » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:21 am

You can force your 3G/GPRS connection NOT TO connect on demand. It will only connect manually. Thats a safer bet.
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