How to use Sprint GPS with Google Maps on Moto Q? Possible?

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  1. bigmikedmb

    bigmikedmb New Member

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    How to use Sprint GPS with Google Maps on Moto Q? Possible?

    SSIA

    I have had the GPS plan on my phone for sometime, but have never used it. I have google maps installed which seems to work okay, but when the GPS is on it does nothing. I saw somewhere you need to allow google maps to "find" the gps device, but after searching around I haven't come up with anything.

    Any and all help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
  2. n99hockey

    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    you have the original moto Q?
    the original Q doesnt have GPS...you need a BT GPS receiver
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    bigmikedmb New Member

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    I think it is...why would Sprint sell me the GPS plan if I can't get it...It has Blue Tooth....
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    n99hockey Moderator Staff Member

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    gps plan?
    are you sure its an original Q and not a Q9c?
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    ok thats an original Q (well thats a Q8 a GSM version of the original Q but since you said your on sprint its just a Q)

    yea the original Q doesnt have gps
    im not sure what the sales person sold you but they clearly didnt know what they were talking about
    are you sure it wasnt a data plan?
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    dammit. yea must have been the data plan and the GPS was included. dammit.

    Anyways appreciate all the help. This board is great!
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    no problem
    enjoy your stay here

    but if you want gps get a cheap bluetooth gps receiver
    you can find them in the everythingwm store and then you can use google maps or bing
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    check your bill too and see if they have been charging for the GPS service. If they have then they may credit your account.

    You can also ask for a discount on the data plan because the Q1 doesn't support picture mail & sprint tv. Saved me $5/m

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