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FCC Sets Schedule for Phone-Based Location Specs

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Oct 4, 2011, 9:37 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Oct 11, 2011, 3:36 PM

The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that all cellular phones sold by wireless network operators must include some means of location tracking and eventually adhere to a more stringent way to locate device. The FCC said that carriers will have to meet the more stringent location accuracy standards that now apply to those carriers using a handset solution for E911, and they may choose which solution to use: handset-based (meaning a GPS-type chip in the phone), network-based (meaning through network software and equipment), or a hybrid (which is how the technology seems to be evolving). A date for the transition has not been set, but the FCC indicated it won't occur before 2019.

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T Bone

Oct 4, 2011, 10:05 PM

And what wil they do....

In the case of those of us who turn off the GPS to save on battery life? Will that be illegal?


This is yet another case of the FCC sticking its nose in where it doesn't belond.
It will help with a lot of things. stop being so close minded
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You should still be able to do that. There is normally a setting to enable location based services or leave it as only activated when dialing 911.

You need to actually READ the manual.
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T Bone said:
In the case of those of us who turn off the GPS to save on battery life? Will that be illegal?


This is yet another case of the FCC sticking its nose in where it doesn't belond.


Yes, we will be sen...
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netboy

Oct 4, 2011, 9:46 PM

and google should mandate nfc

on all android phones!
wouldn't it be nice to get that soda or candy bar on vending machine without carry your wallet?
I'll stick with cash and a wallet.

Just worrying about security...
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No. I'd rather lose some cash them my identity!
This_guy_right_here

Oct 4, 2011, 10:34 PM

good idea

I for one, agree.
Definitely, everything else is marketing debauchery
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