posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 01:11 PM
Has your cell phone ever given you a wrong current location?
My cell phone (HTC Thunderbolt) has always been a little off on my current location, usually by a couple miles. The reason why is a keep the
"standalone GPS" switched off, so the phone uses the network for my location.
I mostly see my typical wrong location in a weather app (WeatherBug). And since the wrong location is just a few miles away, no problem. However... On
Sunday night I noticed the location was waaayyyyy off, by about 10 miles. Since then my phone's location has really traveled. And some of the
locations are not accessible by just anybody. It has been showing a couple of "current locations" around the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. (wrong
locations also show in Google Maps)
After my phone's location took a magical mystery tour this morning, I called Verizon to ask if my account was showing any anomalies. Nope, nothing
wrong. When I listed the locations it was showing, the tech lady responded "oh wow". Basically I was told inorder for it to list the correct
location I would need to turn on the GPS. And the conversation ended with a free new phone offer.
Has this ever happened to anyone else? And/or... Is it normal for a phone's network location to travel around?
And just for reference, this is the location that freaks me out a little bit:
That puts 'my location' on the doorstep of the MRF. (Talked about toward the end of this