I received a IM (Blackberry Instant Messaging) from someone while traveling last week, the person ... General Smartphones forum
To my surprise
I received a IM (Blackberry Instant Messaging) from someone while traveling last week, the person I responded to was able to tell me where I was when they received my response. They were able to tell me what street I was on when I responded. How is this possible and how can I prevent this?
Well 1 I would make sure they just weren't near you or playing with you somehow lol.
And if you mean BBM, go to a contact and there should be an option that says share my location, and make sure that is off, or set to prompt.
That is likely the issue, but out of curiosity, are you running a program like Google Latitude or SmrtGuard that allow tracking? Also, certain carriers do allow tracking through the use of GPS and cell-site triangulation. Did you know the person who sent the message?
BlackBerry8900/220.127.116.11 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100
Quite a few IM programs now have location sharing....you definitely need to check your settings.
BlackBerry8330/18.104.22.168 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/106
Originally Posted by Jaricanese
That just shows country and time zone? Am I missing something?
Well first, these settings are for BBM 5.0
Originally Posted by VIOLATOR
You have to highlight a specific contact, press menu, then go to contact info. The last setting is for accessing location.
Its the government. Lol just check your location settings.
BlackBerry8320/22.214.171.124 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/100