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#9313 7-Sep-2006 08:55
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I have read a couple of old posts from ~2004 in this forum about telecom offering location based services however it would take a few years and some $$$. Well its now a few years later....any update as to when / if this will be available...

I see that boost has it

so would it be possible to swap my telecom phone to really keen to develop some location based j2me software...

Cheers to anyone in the know that replies

[edit] anyone know how accurate these things are? in terms of position and speed?

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#45600 7-Sep-2006 09:11
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Mobile location servers are costly, and Tnz had promised this on/off during the last few years.

The last I've heard is that both operators will be offering something in the Location space pretty soon.



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  #45665 8-Sep-2006 15:40
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Filterer, I wouldn't swap your phone... thre are currently no LBS servies on TNZ networks (or Brands)



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  #45666 8-Sep-2006 16:02
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Felix: Filterer, I wouldn't swap your phone... thre are currently no LBS servies on TNZ networks (or Brands)

I am a little confused considering the link I put above from geekzone says

"Boost customers are now able to download and play location-based GPS (Global Positioning System) games on their cellular phones."

and from what i thought Boost was/is a "Brand" of telecom

ahh i think i just worked it out that page says " US$5.99 for the first month and US$2.99" so im assuming that must be boost in the US then...

Well i guess im still waiting then...

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  #45739 9-Sep-2006 20:31
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Boost is an international brand, used by many different telcos...

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