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does GPS cell phone use both towers & satelites for transmission

by gklein / December 25, 2003 3:03 AM PST

I have a T-Mobile service with GPS technology and it does not connect well from inside my office building like my old service.

1. Do phones with GPS only use satelites ?

2. My daughter in a rural area (Quicksburg, Virginia) can not recieve on her regualr cell phone. Would a cell phone with GPS correct this ?

Thanks, Gene

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Re:does GPS cell phone use both towers & satelites for transmission
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 25, 2003 3:44 AM PST

1. Do phones with GPS only use satelites ?

GPS satelites are only for the position information. For voice, your phone contacts a cell 'base-station'.

2. My daughter in a rural area (Quicksburg, Virginia) can not recieve on her regualr cell phone. Would a cell phone with GPS correct this ?

I'll write no. You'll have to use a phone and service inside the area that is covered by a provider.

Bob

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Re:does GPS cell phone use both towers & satelites for trans

true what he/she/it says and gps has nothing to do with voice, gps will work since is satellite and every company is caable or traking u down as long the phone is gps enable even if u dont get signal from ur provider but then again u should b able to use roaming oh wait u need to get a better phone

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