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  1. #1
    Tom85
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    Do I need to have the location thing turned on? My phone says turning it on
    will allow the network to detect your position, making some Sprint
    applications easier to use. If turned off will hide the phone from the
    network expect 911.
    So what application would be easier to use? does it really help or don't
    make on difference at all. Would be cool if they would have application
    that would work like a GPS unit.
    Thanks for any info
    Tom





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  2. #2
    Isaiah Beard
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    Re: Location??

    Tom85 wrote:
    > Do I need to have the location thing turned on? My phone says turning it on
    > will allow the network to detect your position, making some Sprint
    > applications easier to use. If turned off will hide the phone from the
    > network expect 911.
    > So what application would be easier to use? does it really help or don't
    > make on difference at all.


    At the moment, it really doesn't do anything of added value as those
    location-based services haven't materialized yet. Turning it off
    supposedly saves a marginal amount of battery power, so it might be to
    your advantage to shut it off. Of course it'll turn itself back on for
    911 automatically, though there still aren't many 911 centers who are
    even capable of picking up that data and using it, either.

    So far, the mandated-by-law GPSOne capability in these phones has
    largely been a bust.

    > Would be cool if they would have application
    > that would work like a GPS unit.


    True... carriers keep promising it, but so far the only company who
    actually has delivered, somewhat, is Nextel.



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  3. #3
    Frank Thomas
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    Re: Location??


    "Tom85" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Do I need to have the location thing turned on? My phone says turning it

    on
    > will allow the network to detect your position, making some Sprint
    > applications easier to use.


    It remains to be seen how benign and useful that feature is and will be.
    There is dark speculation that the data will be sold to advertisers , and
    you could get spam calls or text messages that say, Hey, you just went by
    KMart, did you know we are have a blue light special this moment?

    Or to more sinister uses.






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