i730 and Accutracking successful and consistent?

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i730 and Accutracking successful and consistent?

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Kind of a dumb question... but I am in the 15 day evaluation period for my i730/Nextel contract and I need some feedback before I fully commit to a 2 year Nextel contract and this phone. Reason I bought it was to be able to track my son's where abouts for his own protection (and parents' peace of mind). After much study of various available location services, it appeared that Accutracking offered a very comprehensive location tracking service... and I sure couldn't beat the price. I live in the Fredericksburg area of Virginia. My questions are these: 1) Has anyone been able to successfully and consistently track an i730 using Nextel's Total Connect and Accutracking in my area? 2) Has anyone had any problems in my area and if so, what? Many thanks for your help. -- M.
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The only issue you might have is NEXTEL coverage...
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coverage not a problem...

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Thanks for the feedback. I don't think coverage is a problem. I have signal and can make calls. The problem is that I've done everything to make it work but continuously get the message "Satellite: No fix... waiting..." The GPS connects to 5 satellites and gives me a location over and over again. I just cannot get the accutracking to work. Any ideas?

I'd love to keep this phone and service, but tomorrow is the last day i can return it without penalty. I really need to see this thing work before I make a 2 year committment to Nextel and the i730.

Thanks in advance.

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Were you using in open sky? GPS doesn't work well in downtown skyscrapers. Don't put it in pocket if you are walking (though it works most of time). Put on the dash board if driving. 4 is the minimum satellites needed to fix a position. 5 satellites can pinpoint position but that depends on the layout of the satellites (if 3 of them align in staight line, you need more). So, do try an open air area.

Also, upgrade to the latest version (v2.0.1) and see any better.
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Thanks for the info. I have 2.0 but I'll see if I can d/l 2.0.1. In the meantime I went to install and use ulocate. Their instructions told me to go into the GPS setting on the i730 and set the privacy setting to "by permission". On a hunch, I went into the GPS setting and found it on "private" and set it to "unrestricted". Went back to accutracking. Bingo! 7 satellites all fighting to give me a location. :lol: This might be a good thing to put into your installation instructions. It took me several days to stumble upon it.

Question: If I d/l the csv data file... is there a better map that I can use with this data? I don't mind paying for it. Thanks. -- Mike
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No much difference between 2.0 and 2.0.1 except for a bug fix on time display.

CSV file can be imported to desktop map programs like MapPoint, Streets & Trips.
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Post by rlim »

ATSupport wrote:No much difference between 2.0 and 2.0.1 except for a bug fix on time display.

CSV file can be imported to desktop map programs like MapPoint, Streets & Trips.
is there a way to send that csv file over the net?
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Currently CSV file can only be downloaded from our site. We are hooking up MapPoint to the live tracking data in the next version.
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Post by Skibum »

OOOO... nothing like dropping a carrot!

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carrot

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dangling it anyway :lol:
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Post by zipzag »

the mappoint will really save alot of steps from having to import the cvs files,really good news
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Just when is that carrot going to be ready to eat? :lol:
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