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AT&T Puts the 'A' in A-GPS

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Sep 10, 2008, 1:53 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

AT&T announced that it has enhanced its network to include assisted GPS capabilities. A-GPS uses cell tower location information to narrow down the search area that phone's use to find GPS satellites. The smaller search area leads to a faster time to first fix. AT&T is also bringing two more location-based services offerings to its catalog of applications. MapQuest Navigator and AAA Mobile navigator both offer turn-by-turn directions, local gas price information and more.




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Sep 11, 2008, 8:52 AM

It helps!

I noticed that they did this a couple of weeks ago in the Phoenix area. Now my GPS locks on in just a few seconds instead of a couple of minutes.
I haven't noticed any change. Google Maps for Mobile still can't locate me any better than an 1800 meter radius, and I know that there are more cell towers within that radius that could narrow down the area if A-GPS were actually working.

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