Tower Triangulation Issues?Support


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  1. Hank

    Hank New Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a quick question regarding tower triangulation:

    Is there any way to turn it off? I somehow have gotten my Droid confused. When I turn on GPS on my phone, all of my apps (Maps, Navigation, Weather, etc.) work fine, and pick up my correct location, but if I turn the GPS off, my phone thinks I'm in the middle of Madrid. Let me assure you that SE North Carolina is nowhere near Spain.

    I have several apps that I have recently installed, but I don't recall any correlation between an app install and these location issues.

    I ususally only have GPS turned on when I'm looking at Maps or using navigation. I hate to think I'll always have to turn it on just to check my weather map.

    Did I do this accidentally? Are there any known app issues that this could be related to?

    Thanks!

    Hank
     

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  2. magnus

    magnus Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm.........I don't know the answer.....but I've had google maps get confused once on my droid with just Tower Triangulation.....but by and large it works fine

    I would try a *268 or whatever the number is to configure to nearest tower first (I would think that should solve it) ...followed by a battery pull and capacitor discharge if not...(unlikley that will work...but hey!) If none of those work....then you could try a factory reset or take it back to Verizon if you are still within your warranty period.

    I used to have this problem with my old phone (RAZR) on ATT. Somehow the google maps would only read my location right if I was on EDGE....not 3G. Since mine was an unlocked phone, I could manually disable 3G to only stay on edge. I don't know how to use that knowledge in diagnosing your problem though...besides mention it to you.

    Oh and btw....Welcome!!!!
     
  3. nateo200

    nateo200 Well-Known Member

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    Same thing happens to me....I wish that it would use all the resources to triangulate your location. Like use wifi, cell and gps. Would fix allot of accuracy issues.
     

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