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Originally posted by CryHavoc
And then "The News" said that because of that specific situation, all cell phones from then on would be equipped with GPS transmitters. And the carjackings almost immediately stopped (or stopped being reported).
So, now everyone has a GPS transmitter on their phone, supposedly to keep us all safe.
Her exact response was: "We can't do that."
But that whole thing left me wondering: why is there GPS on our phones
Why is this crap on our phones?
Can somebody tell me?
Originally posted by spoor
There is NOT a GPS on all mobile phones
At the end of 2005, all cell phone carriers were required to provide the ability to trace cell phone calls to a location within 100 meters or less.
To comply with FCC requirements, cell phone carriers decided to integrate GPS technology into cell phone handsets, rather than overhaul the tower network.
Originally posted by brilab45
OP is right. I have not had a phone in a decade that did not have GPS. Sorry for your troubles, but you are right. Whats the point other words?