The mobile world is stumped: How does GPS work on phones?
This is an update seeing as no one can answer what we put to you a while back, remember we published something we titled “Cell Phones: How can you tell if GPS is network dependent or totally stand alone? (See Here), well it seems the mobile world is stumped, including us.
We has another email sent in to us from one of our readers called Brian, he said this “Hi Mark, looks like I have stumped the world. Nobody seems to know how the GPSs work on these new phones or how to tell if they work independent of the network or require constant data transfers (big $$ in Canada) just to figure out where they are. I have asked Samsung 3 times and all they can say is ‘talk to your service provider’ – not a good sign for the i900. Maybe you have contacts in these companies and can get some real answers. It would be a great article in your newsletter. Will the GPS work at the cottage where there is no cell signal? Will it work in a foreign country without roaming charges? Can a user tell it to work without accessing the network when they have a good signal? That sort of thing.
Thank you for posting my question in your letter, but not a single nibble. Interesting, eh?
Obviously we are busy little bees but we did try and find out, and you guessed it we got stumped as well. If anyone can answer the above for us that would be fantastic. Have you got what it takes to put Brian’s mind at rest, oh and of course we want to know as well.
Please post all answers in the comments area below.