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[aprssig] Verizon Wireless GPS fun aprssig Digest, Vol 8, Issue 23

Jason Greene n1iic at arrl.net
Sun Feb 20 11:27:50 UTC 2005


You don't know how excited I was to see this! I go to the ever familiar menu
where I have wondered how to get this GPS thing to work.
So, I change the number and dial it. About 20 seconds later, the call ends.
Hmmph.
I read a little farther, "I can hear pieces of a voice conversation,
probably not intended..." \
Sounds interesting. Can't be much happening at this time on a Sunday
morning. I dial it again, and I hear, "New Hampshire 911, what is your
emergency?"
DOH!!!!
So I explain to the nice lady who I have now interrupted her from her book,
magazine, or whatever else she might have been reading on this fine Sunday
morning at 0545, that I was playing with the GPS feature on my phone and
didn't realize the cell system was programmed this way, and I just made a
call moments before. I hope Laconia PD doesn't show up and wake everyone!

So, are there any other numbers that work with this fine feature???


Jason n1iic


> Message: 10
> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 13:55:48 -0800
> From: "Mark Fellhauer" <sparkfel at qwest.net>
> Subject: [aprssig] Verizon Wireless GPS fun
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Message-ID: <4.3.2.7.2.20050218134817.00cc3e18 at pop.sxfl.qwest.net>
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>
> These instructions are for an LG VX4400 phone on the US Verizon Wireless
> network.  I do not know if it will work or how to set it up on other
> phones, so don't ask me... :)
>
> I do not know if they charge for this either or if it is just an
> engineering test, so use it sparingly and at your own risk.
>
>
> menu
> 0
> 000000
> 2 (field tests)
> 6 (gpsone)
> 2 (gpsone test)
> set to on and use the center select to make certain it is set
> 6 (test num) set it to 922 hit center select select
> hit end
> dial 922 (do not use redial as it will not work)
> should see Network GPS Start
> after 30-60 seconds you should see your coordinates... if you use the
> scroll buttons around the select you can scroll down and get speeds and
> direction if you are moving
>
>
> Verified working in Sioux Falls, SD and Temecula, CA.    Spot on.
> I also noticed that when I dial 922, I can hear pieces of a voice
> conversation, probably not intended...
>
> Regards,
>
> Mark
> KC7BXS
>
>
> Message: 12
> Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:05:10 -0500 (EST)
> From: "Tyler Allison" <tyler at allisonhouse.com>
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] Verizon Wireless GPS fun
> To: "TAPR APRS Mailing List" <aprssig at lists.tapr.org>
> Message-ID:
> <15680.69.234.117.82.1108767910.squirrel at www.allisonhouse.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1
>
>
> >
> > These instructions are for an LG VX4400 phone on the US Verizon Wireless
> > network.
>
> I have the VX4500 and it works for me.
>
> Where did you find this info?
>
> -Tyler
>





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