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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. echo's Avatar
      echo -
      It works for me here in Toronto Canada. I have an unlocked iPhone on the Fido network. I first tried it at home on my own wifi network and it couldn't find the cell/wifi nodes.

      When I was at my local pub, on their open wifi network, it found me perfectly. I tried it again today on the pay-to-play city wifi (Toronto has 6 sq. km of public accessible wifi in the downtown area), it located me perfectly again.

      Haven't tried using cell function. EDGE is way too slow.
    1. jaderaven's Avatar
      jaderaven -
      it sorta works over wifi for me

      Using wifi it is 3.1 miles off. Pretty bad IMHO
      wifi off using cell towers... never finds a location

      SALEM MA
    1. listenclose's Avatar
      listenclose -
      Quote Originally Posted by listenclose View Post
      I really need this to work and it won't. I live in Atlanta, Ga
      I finally got it to work one time while driving under spaghetti junction I-85/I-285 in Atlanta.
    1. JHHanlon's Avatar
      JHHanlon -
      Quote Originally Posted by KSpider View Post
      no known cell towers / wife nodes in area

      Encinitas, CA
      Hey, KSpider, I live in Rancho. The way it gets info is through other people with GPS on their blackberrys etc that install it and walk around it. if you tell people to install it on gps enabled phones, they earn points for each wifi hotspot they walk by, and cell tower. 10 points for cell tower, 2 for wifi hotspot. even if it is already mapped by someone else, you can get points. 10,000 points gets you$20 on paypal.
      (From them)
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      Quote Originally Posted by xplod4202 View Post
      No know cells or wifi nodes in range
      Location: Los Angeles.
      same here buddy
    1. gazapo's Avatar
      gazapo -
      It worked with Wifi but not when I wasn't using Wifi. There was one time where it worked not using Wifi in Boston, MA. Every now and then when I would press a button to un-sleep the phone it would un-sleep then re-sleep and I suspect it was this program since it is the only additional program I have put on it, so I uninstalled it. Also, when I would be located I would select "Get directions from here" and it wouldn't work at all.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      crap wish it worked, would make a nice gps system with this screen size...

      San diego, California
    1. Michael Larkin's Avatar
      Michael Larkin -
      I have walked around town checking it out using the Sonera network (I have WiFi also running). In some places, works surprisingly well, others, the base station reference is quite far off.
    1. mofolo's Avatar
      mofolo -

      Does anyone know if this will work here over in Australia?

      Does google maps have Australian Maps anyway?

    1. f00fighters's Avatar
      f00fighters -
      This app is BS - guess we'll have to wait for a big update. It was released way too early. This is should be considered a pre-beta software. What's the point in getting it to work 1 out of a 100 times and that's if you're lucky.

      This function should have been included in Google Maps.
    1. ptn's Avatar
      ptn -
      yeah this version of Navizon app is not working at all in my area. Already tried different places and it still bsed
    1. mikenificent's Avatar
      mikenificent -
      I tried this App in 4 different states and never got it to work. Currently it's useless.
    1. defkonmusic's Avatar
      defkonmusic -
      I installed the software and signed up for the service. I have been getting the error "Unable to Locate, Your location cannot be identified..." when I have my wifi off. When I have it on and connect to my home network it locates me somewhere east of Santa Cruz, CA. I have also set my home area on the Navizon sight to LA. The program functions well except for the fact that it locates me nowhere near where I actually am. I'm an ATT customer in the Culver City area of Los Angeles. One would think that this program would function in LA. I haven't read the entire forum about this yet but I hope I am not the only person with this problem.
    1. kpace1's Avatar
      kpace1 -
      Works for me fine but only with wifi im in nyc
    1. artjr's Avatar
      artjr -
      I also use AT&T and when I go to use program I get same message:

      Unable to Locate
      Your location could not be identified. No known Cells or WiFi nodes in range.

      So I hit the "OK" button and my iphone freezes-up! I have to reboot phone to get back in operation.
    1. yowiphone's Avatar
      yowiphone -
      thats pretty cool
    1. iphonejeff's Avatar
      iphonejeff -
      that damn thing is a trial..
    1. listenclose's Avatar
      listenclose -
      So it only worked for me when I'm driving down I-85 through downtown Atlanta and now they have the nerve to tell me my free trial has expired.
    1. Dash-2's Avatar
      Dash-2 -
      My trail expired too.
      Looks like no one is gonna use this app anymore.
    1. galone's Avatar
      galone -
      I have installed that navizon recently tried to located my position
      the thing was fine i was just one block aways from my current location
      hey better then nothing, and only the destination matters right?

      if u got question on how i did it/procedure email me
      (live in Statesboro GA)