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Topic # 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 http://www.geekzone.co.nz/content.asp?contentid=5042

so would it be possible to swap my telecom phone to boost...im 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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Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 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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  Reply # 45739 9-Sep-2006 20:31
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Boost is an international brand, used by many different telcos...

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