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  • GPS (ish) Comes to the iPhone!
    Navizon, which just showed up in Installer, is an assisted GPS system which triangulates your location based on the cell towers you are near. Some have reported success with this, while others have not.



    I am on T-Mobile, and it is giving me an error: "Unable to locate any known cell towers". Could it only work with AT&T? Or am I just in a lame place? Your thoughts... Please post your area along with your results.

    UPDATE: Works fine on T-Mobile, assuming you're in an area it knows. Not sure yet where it gets it data, as far as where it will know and where it won't. But I went down near the Tampa International Airport, and it definitely knew that area. So it works on T-Mobile!
    This article was originally published in forum thread: GPS (ish) Comes to the iPhone! started by Kyle Matthews View original post
    Comments 166 Comments
    1. long10horns's Avatar
      long10horns -
      no known cell towers / wifi nodes in area

      Houston, Texas
    1. Kyle Matthews's Avatar
      Kyle Matthews -
      Quote Originally Posted by abalfour View Post
      I think it is basically doing the triangulation
      using a DB that is LEARNING as it goes on their server
      Agreed.
    1. McGeeTM's Avatar
      McGeeTM -
      Columbia, SC
      Wifi - Off = Cannot find cell sites / towers
      Wifi - On = Cannot find cell sites / towers

      Ill try when im in the big parts of the city 2morrow
    1. delt23's Avatar
      delt23 -
      I live on Long Island, New York and it positioned me in Greensboro, NC on WiFi. When on Edge, it can't triangulate dookie.

      Umm, within the same state would be nice.
    1. SundayDuffer's Avatar
      SundayDuffer -
      Nope, Nothing, Nada..both Wifi nor Edge.

      San Jose, CA
    1. Greenkirby21's Avatar
      Greenkirby21 -
      I live in dallas texas, and it won't find any of my data!
    1. apwtwenty's Avatar
      apwtwenty -
      got a wifi lock at my house (but had to walk outside to do it)but no cell lock.


      Suffolk, VA



      ill try in different cities in my area this weekend.
    1. xfsasx's Avatar
      xfsasx -
      i live in Quakertown, PA and it said i was in Denver CO on wifi
    1. Erix18's Avatar
      Erix18 -
      LA CA only wifi worked but it thought i was in san francisco
    1. abalfour's Avatar
      abalfour -
      Quote Originally Posted by McGeeTM View Post
      Columbia, SC
      Wifi - Off = Cannot find cell sites / towers
      Wifi - On = Cannot find cell sites / towers

      Ill try when im in the big parts of the city 2morrow
      Ditto
      South County, San Diego, Ca., 4 Miles from Mexico
    1. Megahalo's Avatar
      Megahalo -
      Location: Las Vegas, NV
      Where it says I am on WiFi: San Fransico, CA.

      See something wrong there?
    1. XukGuy's Avatar
      XukGuy -
      no known cell towers / wifi nodes in area

      Toronto Canada
    1. b4lyph's Avatar
      b4lyph -
      Mine worked but the location it found was a few streets from where I really was. Not bad.
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      it works perfect on edge me..I'll post up screenshots later..but its the app I was waiting for!
    1. JedixJarf's Avatar
      JedixJarf -
      Well on my att AND tmobile account it was unable to locate. O well.
    1. jujubeanser's Avatar
      jujubeanser -
      worked 100% to the dot earlier at work. Doesn't even get a signal or whatever now that I'm home though
    1. Khoalty's Avatar
      Khoalty -
      Quote Originally Posted by abalfour View Post
      Ditto
      South County, San Diego, Ca., 4 Miles from Mexico
      Qualcomm stadium area works. It was pretty trippy to see this work.
    1. jwaschbisch's Avatar
      jwaschbisch -
      No luck for me WiFi or EDGE
      Racine, Wisconsin
      Is big brother going to be able to find me with this?
    1. kpace1's Avatar
      kpace1 -
      Im in nyc on at&t it works fine with wifi.. but i get an error if i try edge no cell nodes in range
    1. krino1's Avatar
      krino1 -
      Why is this being called a GPS system? All it does is get directions from Start > End points. Then 'displays' the directions one by one. A GPS system gets the data and then gives you vocal directions in transit. Easier to just go to Google Maps/Directions on Safari.

      J.S.