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Thread: GPS (ish) Comes to the iPhone!
09-19-2007, 12:16 PM #1
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!
09-19-2007, 12:18 PM #2
I'm on T-Mobile too and it failed as well.
09-19-2007, 12:25 PM #3
it crashed my iphone because i typed in the wrong password. had to reset.
Last edited by gonzo1082; 09-19-2007 at 12:28 PM.
09-19-2007, 12:33 PM #4
It gives me the same error PF and I'm on the standard AT&T/Cingular. So not sure why. I did read that you can somehow upload readings in your area to help the system (perhaps we don't have any readings in our area?) - but have no clue how that would be accomplished.
09-19-2007, 12:35 PM #5
I am on AT&T as well. I get:
Unable to Locate
Your location could not be identified. No known Cells or WiFi nodes in range.
I went to hit OK and it froze up my phone.
09-19-2007, 12:37 PM #6
Works flawless when I turn on my wifi and connect it to a spot, but I get the same "can't find cells or nodes" error when wifi is off. Btw, I'm running ATT on one and T-Mobile on my girlfriend's. Both get the same results.
09-19-2007, 12:45 PM #7
I get the same error on AT&T, but it works when it's on WiFi
09-19-2007, 12:47 PM #8
Wifi worked for me on Rogers... but didn't work so well with wifi off. "No connection to the server..." and it hung.
09-19-2007, 12:53 PM #9
Seems pretty obvious, as it is real easy to get a location based on a wifi IP address... the triangulation with cell towers seems a lot more difficult. Expected results...?
09-19-2007, 12:54 PM #10
I had/have wifi on .. but it's at the office and the firewall could be blocking some ports - will try at home later tonight.
09-19-2007, 12:56 PM #11
no dice on ATT. same no nodes in area error. however it didnt crash.
09-19-2007, 12:56 PM #12
My phone is 1.0.2 and with AT&T standard.
I loaded this application via Installer and it loaded without any problems.
I ran the program and it asked for a username/password. Of course I did not have one. So I touched OK and it took me to their website and registered.
I went back to the application and inputted my information.
I had the WiFi off, it showed the warm fuzzy but would not connect. I went to the settings and turned WiFi on, connected to a known working hot spot.
It took a while for it to connect, roughly 2 minutes, but finally showed a lock.
The location was shown using Google maps. The location was off about .5 miles.
Although it is not precise it is a start!!
09-19-2007, 12:56 PM #13
I got no recognized cell towers or wifi points
Last edited by phifer8390; 09-19-2007 at 01:05 PM.
09-19-2007, 12:58 PM #14
Please post your area along with your results.
09-19-2007, 01:04 PM #15
results: no cell towers/nodes in area
area: kansas city, mo
09-19-2007, 01:09 PM #16
no known cell towers / wife nodes in area
09-19-2007, 01:10 PM #17
Worked for me over edge Mobile, AL. I had to restart my phone after I installed but then it worked
09-19-2007, 01:14 PM #18
worked for me at starbucks even though I wasn't connected to their wifi. It said wifi lock. The location was dead on. Doesn't work at work though on the wifi.
09-19-2007, 01:23 PM #19
results with wifi on and wifi off are the same: "can't find cells or nodes"
09-19-2007, 01:30 PM #20
no known cell towers / wifi nodes in area
Windsor Locks, CT