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    I just did a quick search at sprintusers.com as well.

    Location feature and applications expected to roll out in early 2004. Hopefully an API will be released. Currently in testing somewhere in Oklahoma.

    One planned application is an interface with mapquest.com. You can already have mapquest send the directions straight to your phone, but with the location feature, it could also help you navigate.

    Sounds neat, but it'll probaly come at cost and has some time before it comes online.

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    The GPS that you are reading is not a true GPS. It's aGPS. What it actually does is triangulate the cell phone using 3 cell towers to pin point your location. Like freestyler said, it can only be located on the reciver end and reciver is the 911 dispatcher. So it in theroy is not a real GPS that you can use.

    Thanks for the heads up on the new mot phone. I used to work for MOT and I have buddies that design the phones that live around my house. Freebie time.

    e911 service should have been up and running since Aug99 but it's not fully up to speed yet. But the aGPS technology was used to locate people trapped at the world trade center by Motorola.

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    Nextel GPS:
    http://www.bearcom.com/telenav/telenav.cfm

    Seraph:
    Sprint phones may use gpsOne. It's a hybrid approach that uses both GPS Satellites and towers. It offers greater accuracy and for the phone itself to know its location not only the towers/recievers.

    See the last post.
    http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/sho...threadid=23783

    GPS/Cell Phone demo:
    http://www.snaptrack.com/images/demos/tech_1.html

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    My understanding of AGPS was that it was a true GPS but used the 3G system for the mapping information??? Is there a x-ssed wire???
    Also I am pretty sure it is a true GPS as
    1. It has a GPS antenna socket in addition to the RF one
    2. It has "GPS on the back - surely it would be an infringement of trade descriptions if it didnt have GPS?
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    *true* GPS phone
    http://www.garmin.com/products/navTalkGSM/
    Comes with routing ability too, awesome technology...
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    all the new nextel phones will come equipped with gps
    http://www.telenav.net/telenavnextel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freeman
    ahh ok, i rang the customer care dudes, who are basically monekys (no offence frodo haha) but they cant tell me wether or not their will be a cost involved as the gps has not been setup yet in australia.

    and thats kinda one of their big selling points (the gps) ...

    I read this section of the forums, what, once a month maybe, and I just happen to come to this thread, ha
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