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Old 12-14-2006, 11:17 PM
james g. keegan jr.
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Default VZ Navigator

when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
continuously connected?

how much connect time does it need to route users?

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Old 12-15-2006, 01:34 AM
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"james g. keegan jr." <jgkeegan@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:jgkeegan-322EFD.18175714122006@individual.net...
> when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
> continuously connected?
>
> how much connect time does it need to route users?


I believe it is connected continuously since it is using GPS in real-time.
You also have to change the phone location feature from "911 only" to
"Always On" (or words to that effect) so the phone can be continuously
tracked.



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Old 12-15-2006, 03:25 AM
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james g. keegan jr. wrote:
> when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
> continuously connected?


No my understanding is that is connected only to get the route.

> how much connect time does it need to route users?


Not sure, as I have yet to use it, although I do have loaded on my
phone.


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Old 12-15-2006, 04:50 AM
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On Thu, 14 Dec 2006 18:17:57 -0500, "james g. keegan jr."
<jgkeegan@gmail.com> wrote:

>when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
>continuously connected?
>
>how much connect time does it need to route users?


From what I know from using mine, it is only connected until it
downloads the route.

It will reconnect if you don't take the same course/directions that
were downloaded.

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Old 12-16-2006, 05:34 AM
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In article <1166153143.585108.18580@n67g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
mgrahm@tribcsp.com took the hamburger meat, threw it on the grill, and I
said "Oh Wow"...

>
> james g. keegan jr. wrote:
> > when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
> > continuously connected?

>
> No my understanding is that is connected only to get the route.


Right. It downloads the directions and goes from there. If you need
different directions, you'll have to download again. If you deviate from
the route, it will download new directions. This includes missed turns.

>
> > how much connect time does it need to route users?

>
> Not sure, as I have yet to use it, although I do have loaded on my
> phone.
>
>


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Old 12-16-2006, 06:04 AM
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trippy wrote:
> In article <1166153143.585108.18580@n67g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
> mgrahm@tribcsp.com took the hamburger meat, threw it on the grill, and I
> said "Oh Wow"...
>
>>james g. keegan jr. wrote:
>>
>>>when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
>>>continuously connected?

>>
>>No my understanding is that is connected only to get the route.

>
> Right. It downloads the directions and goes from there. If you need
> different directions, you'll have to download again. If you deviate from
> the route, it will download new directions. This includes missed turns.
>
>>>how much connect time does it need to route users?

>>
>>Not sure, as I have yet to use it, although I do have loaded on my
>>phone.


It downloads turn info and GPS initialization info, and then can
repeatedly take readings from the GPS satellites and compute its
location without further assistance from the cellular network. This
ability to do multiple fixes and compute its own location from them is
what distinguishes phones that can run apps like VZ-Nav from phones that
have just the e911 capability, where the phone takes the initialization
info, does one GPS reading, and uploads the raw info to the system,
which computes the phone's location and forwards it to the 911 center.

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Old 12-16-2006, 06:32 AM
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In article <u%Lgh.3938$yC5.1527@newssvr27.news.prodigy.net> , CharlesH
took the hamburger meat, threw it on the grill, and I said "Oh Wow"...

> trippy wrote:
> > In article <1166153143.585108.18580@n67g2000cwd.googlegroups. com>,
> > mgrahm@tribcsp.com took the hamburger meat, threw it on the grill, and I
> > said "Oh Wow"...
> >
> >>james g. keegan jr. wrote:
> >>
> >>>when VZ Navigator is running and providing directions, is it
> >>>continuously connected?
> >>
> >>No my understanding is that is connected only to get the route.

> >
> > Right. It downloads the directions and goes from there. If you need
> > different directions, you'll have to download again. If you deviate from
> > the route, it will download new directions. This includes missed turns.
> >
> >>>how much connect time does it need to route users?
> >>
> >>Not sure, as I have yet to use it, although I do have loaded on my
> >>phone.

>
> It downloads turn info and GPS initialization info, and then can
> repeatedly take readings from the GPS satellites and compute its
> location without further assistance from the cellular network. This
> ability to do multiple fixes and compute its own location from them is
> what distinguishes phones that can run apps like VZ-Nav from phones that
> have just the e911 capability, where the phone takes the initialization
> info, does one GPS reading, and uploads the raw info to the system,
> which computes the phone's location and forwards it to the 911 center.
>


http://support.vzw.com/faqs/VZ_Navig...aq.html#item18

"... When am I charged airtime with VZ Navigator?

VZ Navigator uses airtime whenever it needs to get your location. This
means you will incur airtime charges whenever you download a map, look
for a place of interest or download directions, including if you go off
route while following directions and VZ Navigator needs to recalculate
directions to your destination. In addition, VZ Navigator may be
required to go back to the network periodically to update GPS
parameters.

What happens if I miss a turn, or if I know a better way?

If you miss a turn, or if you go off route, VZ Navigator will
automatically contact the server and download new directions. ..."




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