nextel phone as GPS

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Postby bobadat » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:00 am

Has anyone tried to use Nextel i730 phone as a GPS device with Netstumbler?

The GPS part of the phone doesn't work great so I wonder if it's worth the effort trying to get it going with Netstumbler.

Postby dagaroth » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:51 am

yes, I tried when I originally got my i730.

I played with it for hours (under windows, so no GPSD) and never really got much out of it. The GPS dosent seem to want to talk much, and when it did, it wasnt reliable. My position would shift as much as a half mile when sitting out in the parking lot at work.

If you're looking for a cheap GPS, google "onstar gps mod" and read the article about a guy that hacked his OnStar module. The chipset the onstars use should work with GPSD, its listed. Picking up an OnStar module if you dont drive a GM should be cheap at a junkyard, as they cant be transferred to a new car, and all you really need is the GPS board and the antenna.

Otherwise, spend the money and get a new(ish) GPS that supports WAAS, it seems to be the best option ATM if you want accuracy.

Postby i_do_dew » Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:13 am

if you are looking for a very basic gpsd for windows, search for posts from Musatcha. he wrote one to interface with Jigle. part of it is a script to run with netstumbler. which you indicate you are still using.

Postby icryptic » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:03 pm

Nextel is not good for GPS. So better, not to try with it.

Postby i_do_dew » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:28 pm

Nextel is not good for GPS. So better, not to try with it.
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