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    Google Maps - BIS

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    Two questions. From what I gather viewing the googlemaps website for BB, it looks like the app only works with BES, not BIS. True? If the app works w/ BIS, does it make sense to delete the Maps app that is preloaded on the 8830 (VZW)?

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    Re: Google Maps - BIS

    It works on BIS just fine, at least it does on mine (AT&T BIS, 8310).

    I kept BB maps on for a long time to see which would be most useful for me. Once GMaps came out with their latest version, it was exactly what I needed so I took BB Maps off. Your needs may differ so you should keep both and see which one works better for you.

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    Re: Google Maps - BIS

    GoogleMaps works on BIS as well as BES, if the BES IT policy allows it. It will not work on a VZW BB though, since VZW disables the GPS, and GoogleMaps does not work with a BT GPS puck, just a BB with internal GPS. To answer what may be your next question then, no you cannot get by the VZW crippling the GPS feature.

    I hope this answers your questions... welcome to Pinstack!

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    Thx much.

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    Re: Google Maps - BIS

    Google maps on a CDMA (VZW) device will make use of the positioning method using cell towers. It's not very accurate in my experience, but it's probably better than nothing. It's usually within the 1700 meters as they state.

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    Re: Google Maps - BIS

    CP76, I also have a VZW 8830 BIS, and Google Maps does work, although it uses triangulation rather than the built in GPS. Depending on where you live, and your proximity to towers, it can work wonderfully. I am in New Jersey and I have found Google Maps to be as accurate as my Garmin GPS in my car.

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