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  • ostiarius Level 1 (25 points)
    As far as the accuracy goes though, I think it is pretty accurate. In the Basic GPS screen shot it shows that is has a radius of 300 feet, but you can see from the upper right hand corner that it's still acquiring the position, and as for the Maps screen shot it shows pretty much my exact position at the time. As you can see I was off the route that the phone set for me, but that was intentional as I decided to walk along the canal rather than the small back road the map sent me on.
  • dave_59 Level 1 (0 points)
    I had the exact same problem. I went sailing in Washington and went into Airplane mode to avoid international charges. The GPS would only give me a fix for the last location I had the GPS turned on (Portland,Or). After I came back to the US, it started working again.

  • ostiarius Level 1 (25 points)
    While still in Airplane Mode?
  • Ruiner75 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm experiencing the same problem. I'm abroad in germany with data roaming deactivated and GPS is not working with off-line apps (like Runkeeper). Prior to 3.0 OS GPS worked normally with data roaming set to off or in airplane mode. Verified both on 3G and 3GS phones so is a firmware related issue I believe.
  • Ruiner75 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've just found out that if you are abroad with data roaming disabled and you switch off the 3G connectivity, the GPS will work again. Just tested this with an iPhone 3GS.
  • Nnnvcg Level 1 (20 points)
    actualy I think you'll find that the google earth app has gps and covers imagery of the sea
  • remainz Level 1 (0 points)

    I have the same problem. I bought my phone for two things, the phone not being one of them.
    Firstly to use wifi from my pocket which is amazingly fast. 5 out of 5.
    Secondly to have GPS when travelling. 2 out of 5.

    Well I have to say that even at home in the UK when I have no reception I do not get any location with offmaps downloaded and 20 minutes of waiting under clear skies.
    Ive just returned from Italy when I had data roaming off and got no location at any time until I turned it on. It then worked for half an hour after I turned it off again but then stopped again. I got charged 7 quid for 3 web pages on payg.

    This is very anoying. Anyone who wants to buy an iphone for GPS and may need it abroad I suggest you dont or wait until they have fixed this. But knowing apple I doubt they will as its probably just doesnt work at all!

    I have to say that I think this issue exists because GPS is not working on the iphone 3GS and only phone mast signal data works. So it will not work at all outside of your home country and signal area.

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