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What can a GPS in a mobile phone be used for?
A GPS, or Global Positioning System can usually be used to find its own position on the planet Earth, with great precision. This is particularly useful for the person currently holding the GPS, or if the GPS is being used as a tracking device, for the people tracking the GPS. Often the GPS will be used in conjunction with software that displays the current position on a world-map and also sometimes with directions to a customize-able destitution. This makes the GPS useful for navigation in different situations. When included in a mobile phone the GPS becomes even more useful because it will be portable and less likely to be forgotten.
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You can't, however there is a GPS tracking system that can be covertly installed into the vehicle. It costs about the same as a good stereo and works worldwide. You can …find it at www.findvehicle.net
yes it is a free service. if your using Nokia Maps for example you can esily check your position (Remeber that the signal will not come green until you set the RIGHT dat…e!), but if you using the mobile for navigating with car (Drive Mode in Nokia) then you will have to pay for it, usually Nokia mobile come with a free license (about 3 months) is you have already used that, then you have to pay per month or year (arroung 60-70) riyals ... good luck Khaled Shawky (Egypt)
In order to track a boost mobile phone equipped with gps, you will need to use a computer to go to the website of the service provider of the gps and log in to the service. Th…en you follow the instructions to download the tracking software.
There are positives and negatives: Positive: In particular with smart phones it's useful because many applications need to know your location in order to give more meaningful… results. IE: If your looking for a restaurant you would most likely want one that's close by. Some web browsers use the same methodology. Search for car dealers and if it uses your gps info it will give names of companies in your vicinity. Negative: A phone with GPS allows you to be tracked with and without your knowledge. So it's big brother watching over your shoulder. Also, less scrupulous individuals may use the data from sites like loopt to know when your not at home making yourself vulnerable to theft.
Today's smartphones are much the same thing as a mobile computer. Windows phones even have a mobile version of Windows Operating System. That's what mobile computing really …is. It's just the use of mobile "smart phones" which have operating systems like computer. The operating system enables phones to run applications or "apps", for uses from banking to games.
we can call from long distance, and we can take out the phone, and we call people by using microwaves
Yes you can! Many Smartphones now come with that capability or allow you to download an application to do so. Talk to your mobile phone provider to see if your phone is GPS ca…pable or arrange an upgrade.
You can use Google Maps for Mobile with Blackberry, iPhone, Android, Nokia or S60, or Windows. It is not essential to have GPS. Some of the features include navigation, find p…laces, 3D maps and compass mode, the ability to get directions and traffic reports in real time. Street view is also a feature.
Some mobile phones have tracking that uses the GPS system. Usually they are the Smartphones or the iPhones. Regular phones do not have GPS tracking system installed in them.
You can't. But the technology exists for that person's mobile dataprovider, law enforcement agencies, and capable hackers to do it. The mobiledata provider and the law enforce…ment agencies presumably need a courtorder to do it.
1) Sat nav 2) to see if your friend is close to you
It indicates your location, and makes it possible for others to seeyour location when your phone is turned on and within range of a 'cell' tower.
One can find reviews for most mobile phones, including GPS phones, on sites such as Trusted Reviews and CNET. Most sites that sell the phones also allow user reviews to be po…sted.
There are several different mobile phones that are cheap and include a GPS feature. These phones include the Sanyo Katana II, the Sprint Muziq LX570, the LG VX8300, and the LG… Chocolate VX8550.
If you have Internet, go to Google Maps and enter your destination. It will pinpoint the spot you should be at, with the address.
The original purpose was to locate the phone more precisely than the nearest cell tower (which might be miles away) when calling 911 to avoid having to have the operator a…sk the caller (who might not be able to answer). With this information available, it can potentially be used for any purpose.