[Loadstone] ASsisted or integrated

Charlie charlie at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Jun 17 07:53:24 BST 2009

Stephen Giggar <sgiggar at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> We had some talk about this a few month ago on this list and found that
> you can use Assisted GPS with no Sim card in the phone. So it doesn't
> need a active sim card and doesn't need to transfer data.

No, that's *not* true. Assisted GPS with internal GPS only works with a
SIM, a proper coverage and some small amount of data traffic.

> After all, they now have stand alone external GPS unit that ahve Assisted
> GPS built into them and there is no network Data charges for them.

So they either don't use the feature of assisted GPS or they transfer the
needed data onto their external GPS devices in another way, for example
over USB.


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