GPS locates me 3 blocks away

louveres

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Ever since I got my new 3 GS on Iday 3, I saw that the GPS never gets my current location right. I went to the Apple store, they did a reset network to no avail. Did anybody else have this problem? My wife's 3G works perfectly, the GPS is very accurate.
 

Quake97

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ipwn3gs has a good question. If this only happens in one location then there could be a gap in the GPS coverage there or something else interfering. If it happens everywhere, then go get it fixed/replaced.

Joe
 

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If your wife's 3G's GPS works fine in the same vicinity, I'd say there's a bad GPS chip and it's only using cell tower triangulation. Get it replaced.
 

Shonai

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Well, in 'Map', my phone locates me at the exact spot that the closest Cell tower is. Wich is a bit to my left, across the river.

Otherwise its very precise.:eek:k:eek:k
 

scraggles

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My first iPhone 3G had this issue. Took it into the Apple store and when they tried the gps it put me a few miles away. They promptly exchanged it.
 

SkyyBoy

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At my house, the GPS always puts me about 2 miles away (in the middle of a bay!). However, the GPS is accurate pretty much everywhere else...
 

ipwn3gs

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No, it's everywhere. Even when driving on the Highway, it doesn't move with me. There has to be something wrong.

haha i can imagine you making in a one way street on wrong way or something . be safe tho :sneaky:
i am sure Apple will take care of you.
 

FlwrPwer

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Sometimes the phones have interference from something. For instance, my 3G places me in Istanbul, Turkey whenever I'm in my school (work). I thought it was just my phone, until a coworker tried hers....and she was also located in Turkey.

I told my principal that since we were clearly NOT in NY, we should not be subject to state budget cuts. :005:snicker
 

Napoleon PhoneApart

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Sometimes the phones have interference from something. For instance, my 3G places me in Istanbul, Turkey whenever I'm in my school (work). I thought it was just my phone, until a coworker tried hers....and she was also located in Turkey.

I told my principal that since we were clearly NOT in NY, we should not be subject to state budget cuts. :005:snicker
I was once driving in DC, and my 3G told me that I was a few miles outside of Six Flags in Georgia.

Another time it had me near Peabody, Massachusetts, which I have lived near, though not in years.