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    Controversial Move by My Phone Provider to Humiliate RIM and Google

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    In the coming weeks Bell will be making GPS satellite locks performed by free/3rd party apps* take 2-10 minutes instead of the standard 15-20 seconds to make GPSNav [Sold separately] look like a better product with it's 15-20 second GPS lock.


    * Blackberry Maps, Google Maps, etc.

    The following phones are affected:
    • BlackBerry 8830 World Edition.
    • BlackBerry 8130 Pearl.
    • BlackBerry 8330 Curve.


    Various quotes include:
    "Clients should be using GPS Nav from Bell Mobility"
    "High quality locates are only available by using GPS Nav"
    So what this is saying is that Bell Mobility Canada wants too make Google Maps and RIM Maps crippled to go slow so that everyone thinks Bell GPS nav service is better then RIM or Google Maps.

    I'd rather see Google and RIM Maps be disabled on Bell instead of people assuming RIM or Google makes sh*tty software. It's unfair to the Blackberry and Google brand of competitions.
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    and that is why bell isnt nationwide, because they pull bullsh** stunts like that
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    What's the source of this info?
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    A friend of mind works for Bell Mobility got the notice along with all the sales staff about this today from head office. This is to encourage sales rep to sell more GPS Nav service from Bell. I couldn't believe it either but there are alot of forums spawning up discussion about this controversial move today.

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    Oh man! Looks like they're trying to be like Verizon here in the States. Have you tried other apps such as nav4all or Amazegps? If so, that sucks dude. Wth! Those bastards really wanna squeeze every dang penny outta their customers. I know; it's business but damn why would they do that to the phones you've purchased with your hard earned cash. To me that's a breach of contract wnd could probably sue them if I'd like to. It's like a car dealer sells you a car and while still leasing it they tell you ummm by the way we're now removing the steering wheel so now you have to pay us every month to use ours because we feel like it.

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    Wow...you deal with a really Shi**y dealership...I work for a dealer in WPB, FL and we would never pull a stunt like that.
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    If that is true, that's just not cool by any means
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    Definitely! Now we know why Bell is no longer a major player in the game!
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    There's always good news if one looks for it. In this case the choice is to switch carriers, the same choice we all have. Is it inexpensive? No. But it is a choice. Therefore one must ask themselves, which way would be the best for me. Stay with my present carrier, or take action & go elsewhere. This usually beats taking no action if one is truly miserable.

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