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Verizon To Launch Location Based Services in Q3

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Jun 3, 2005, 1:37 PM   by (staff)

Verizon today said they would begin offering Location Based Services (LBS) to their subscribers in the third quarter of this year. The carrier plans to launch with a series of BREW based applications developed with partners but branded with Verizon's name. The initial offering should include turn-by-turn directions, geofencing and other common LBS applications. Verizon will then open up the system and APIs to third-party developers, who can create LBS programs under their own brands. Nextel already offers similar applications, and Sprint has begun launch of LBS as well.

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Jun 6, 2005, 12:10 AM

Can this be done.....

Was wondering if this can be done with GSM networks. Seems like it would not be hard. Software is already available that can identify a specific tower. So, if there was a database with specific locations put together would it work?
Verizon is a CDMA network , so yes it can be done as it is being done by Sprint-Nextel.
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