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  1. #1
    John McSherry
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    I have a Samsung N400 that has E911 capabilities in areas where provided.

    Question: Is it possible to get GPS position at any location displayed on
    the screen so you can tell a road service where you are?

    New York doesn't have E911 capability yet.

    Thanks.


    John


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  2. #2
    billy mcpherson
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    Re: Samsung N400 GPS

    Quick answer: no.

    Long answer: they may provide that service in the future, but as it stands
    now, there is no way for the user of the phone to get any understandable
    co-ordinates off of the phone itself. My understanding is that this is due
    to the fact that there is no GPS decoder in the phone. The phone just
    receives the signals and passes them to the tower, where a computer figures
    out where you are, and passes that data to the 911 call center. The future
    plans I read about are in the form of an extra package to add to your plan
    where Sprint processes your location and sends it back to you when you use a
    program that wants it. Of course this would cost money, so i'm sure they'll
    charge you plenty for it.

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    > I have a Samsung N400 that has E911 capabilities in areas where provided.
    >
    > Question: Is it possible to get GPS position at any location displayed on
    > the screen so you can tell a road service where you are?
    >
    > New York doesn't have E911 capability yet.
    >
    > Thanks.
    >
    >
    > John
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  3. #3
    John McSherry
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    Re: Samsung N400 GPS

    Thanks for that info.......................the long answer is what I was
    looking for. Clear
    explanation too! :>)

    Thanks.



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  4. #4
    StarFour44
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    Re: Samsung N400 GPS


    My brother has a Nextel phone and uses "TeleNav" which provides you the
    same service as in-car GPS navigation system through your Nextel phone.
    (see www.telenav.net)

    It is really awesome (with voice directions and all) and only costs him
    abouth $5 per month. I called a Sprint CSR to see if anything
    comparable was available, but no such luck, yet. : - (

    I'm sure it's just a matter of time though.

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  5. #5
    Paul Kim
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    Re: Samsung N400 GPS


    "billy mcpherson" <[email protected]> wrote:
    > now, there is no way for the user of the phone to get any understandable
    > co-ordinates off of the phone itself. My understanding is that this is

    due
    > to the fact that there is no GPS decoder in the phone. The phone just
    > receives the signals and passes them to the tower, where a computer

    figures
    > out where you are, and passes that data to the 911 call center. The


    I thought the "GPS" function in Sprint PCS phones were a kind of hybrid of
    real GPS and triangulation. Correct me if I'm wrong (?).





  6. #6
    Frank Harris
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    Re: Samsung N400 GPS

    On this website you can read how it works:
    http://www.snaptrack.com

    Paul Kim wrote:
    > I thought the "GPS" function in Sprint PCS phones were a kind of hybrid of
    > real GPS and triangulation. Correct me if I'm wrong (?).


    --
    Frank Harris in San Francisco with an A460




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