[Loadstone] How about a temporary LS?

Gianfranco Giudice g.giudice at balcab.ch
Wed Mar 12 15:48:12 GMT 2008

Hello Monthy

No doubt that cell mast information and Time features are useful. But better
to disable some features than not having anything.

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Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 4:30 PM
To: Ari Moisio
Subject: Re: [Loadstone] How about a temporary LS?

I too feel that the time sync and cell site status is useful though I'd
perhaps take a more diplomatic aproach to making my point...

I can say that in my experience providers in the United Kingdom as well as
Canada do not offer accurate time information.

Also, as I previously mentioned, imagine you are on a train  that is not
announcing  stations.  Then, imagine that your GPS receiver's battery is
unexpectedly flat  and you haven't a clue where you are as it's the last
train and your carriage is empty.  If the cell sites are labeled on your
route, you're in luck and can query Loadstone's cell function and find out
exactly where you are.  This has happened to me more than once!

Best regards,

  On Wed, 12 Mar 2008, Charlie wrote:

> Ari Moisio <arimo at iki.fi> wrote:
>> [...] Although cell info is a nice feature i have learned to live 
>> without it.
> You're not alone on earth. Others may have different requirements.
>> In addition somer receivers such as Holux M-1000 are so sensitive 
>> there is no need for alternative location methods.
> Again, you're not the sun and all others are not circling around you.
> Sitting in an underground the Holux M1000 will have no signal too.
> But there is GSM-coverage...
>>   Time syncing i have not used, network operators provide adequate 
>> time syncing services at least in Finland.
> Finland is not the world. In germany there is no network operator 
> providing time synching service.
> The cell stuff and the time synching are both very usefull features, I 
> don't want to miss them.
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