Using Assisted GPS with unsupported carrier

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by KALIF, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. KALIF macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Will A-GPS work on any carrier/cellular network(not official carriers)?

    As I'm moving to Bangkok next month the A-GPS feature would really help me over there.
    My question is does all cellular networks have an Assisted server or is it just specifically iPhone 3G carrier that have this feature added to their networks?

    "The iPhone's GPS is an Assisted GPS (A-GPS for short), which means that an Assistance Server
    is called over the cellular network to both offload and speed up the location acquisition process."

    Thanks,
    Oscar
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

    nickspohn

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    #2
    Assisted GPS just means that it uses the cell towers around you give the best guess to where you are. That speeds up the GPS process a lot, because finding you on a cell tower a few miles away is easier than a satellite finding you 100's of miles away.

    So if you can make a phone call, A-GPS will work.
     
  3. KALIF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Ok, sounds good. :)
    Thanks for the answer.
     

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