Have you ever wondered how today’s cell phones are able to determine their exact location on the planet so quickly? More importantly; have you ever wondered how it is that they are able to acquire a GPS signal so quickly when you first turn them on? Maybe you think it’s simply because they have a GPS receiver built into them which allows them to utilize the vast GPS satellite network? Well, while it’s true that they do in fact have GPS receivers built into them, there’s actually something a little bit different going on in many cases. This “different” spin on GPS technology is known in the industry as aGPS, A-GPS, or assisted GPS. Why Do Some GPS Devices Take So Long To Acquire A Signal? If you own a regular, standalone GPS device, you’ve probably noticed that sometimes it can take several minutes for the unit to “acquire a GPS signal”. For example, I have a Garmin etrex Vista C handheld GPS device that I carry with me when I’m in the back country… Read More »
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I’ve got something special on the menu today here on my free cell phone locator website. The purpose of today’s article will be to provide you with an AT&T Navigator review. AT&T is really hitting the GPS market hard with their full line of location based service applications that make use of the GPS capabilities of modern cellular phones. Many people are mistakenly calling this app the AT&T Navigator TeleNav app. AT&T’s TeleNav application seems to be an asset tracking product that is primarily aimed at business users. The Navigator app on the other hand is an application that also uses GPS but it is designed specifically for converting your smartphone phone into a GPS navigational aid. Why Use AT&T Navigator Instead of A Dedicated GPS Navigation Device? Many people have GPS navigational devices in their vehicles but these devices can be a little bit of an inconvenience if you change vehicles a lot. For example, someone who travels on business a lot and spends much of their time driving rental cars will really appreciate… Read More »