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    non-VZ Navigator GPSa on Verizon 8330

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    As I noted in my previous thread, I don’t even currently have a BB, but I’m considering it. I know that Verizon has disabled the standard GPS BB feature and uses VZ Navigator – is there anyway to unlock it to use standard GPSa not through VZ navigator as well? I currently carry a GPS with me as well, and use it not only for directions (which VZ navigator is great for) but also for geocaching, which isn’t well suited to VZ Navigator – there are 3rd party programs that will let me do it, but I need to have GPSa enabled outside of VZ Navigator for it to work. Is this physically possible on the Verizon network?

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    Welcome to PinStack!

    VZW still locks GPS. Supposed to be unlocking, per rumor-mill, after Bold is released. No way to by-pass GPS w/out VZNav. You can use other GPS apps, but VZNav has to be running in the background for this to work.

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    that might work though - I'm not sure that I can run the geocaching software over VZNav, but I could try. Do the rumors seem realistic on unlocking after the Bold is released? I was thinking about holding out for the Bold as my first BB, but I'm thinking that VZW won't have a CDMA version available until late this year or early next year, which is longer than I think I want to wait... I can always get the Bold and give my wife my Curve at a later date too...

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    The rumors are sketchy...even through VZW reps...some say yes, some have said never on GPS. I am was going to hold out for the Bold, but I gave in and got the Curve...more than enough for me right now, and I am a gadget-guru. And that's what helped seal the deal..."I could always give it to my wife...it would take off any heat from me buying "another gadget!" (Hee, hee...)

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    lets all hope that class action suit against verizon goes thru
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