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I’ve Officially Given Up on the Dash 3G GPS

August 24th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments
This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Dash 3G

The other day I wanted to track my progress on a walk across Boston. I started near Government Center and walked 2.5 miles down Boylston Street past Fenway Park to the Green Line stop at Fenway. Never mind that it took 9 minutes to get an initial GPS lock, but even on an open street the phone lost GPS signal 9 times in 2.5 miles. It would drop to 0 satellites on the display and take anywhere from 30 secondsĀ  to 5 minutes to get a fix back.

That’s just horrible.

The ext day I broke out my OnCourse Bluetooth GPS. It typically gets a fix in less than 15 seconds and never loses a signal. So I’ve gone back to carrying an extra GPS receiver because the built-in one is simply garbage.

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  1. November 16th, 2009 at 12:30 | #1

    Does anyone know if after upgrading to t-mobile’s newer version of their software for the Dash 3G if the tethering will now be disabled?

    This is the upgrade – Mobile Dash Software (Version 1.22.531.8) – Link: http://dl.htc.com/ruudownload/t-mobileUS/DeviceDownloads.aspx?pid=dash.

    I just spoke to t-mobile tech support and was told they are no longer supporting tethering and it will not work on any of there 3G phones.

  2. November 16th, 2009 at 13:02 | #2

    Bob :

    I just spoke to t-mobile tech support and was told they are no longer supporting tethering and it will not work on any of there 3G phones.

    All I can say is that that I haven’t been asked to acknowledge any changes to the Terms of Service on the web or via e-mail and I suspect they would have had to let people know about this. I’m still running Ookba’s 3volution ROM so I don’t know what the new official ROM does or doesn’t support. I would certainly run this by some of the message boards or search there for info. I will certainly look tonight.

    I do know that earlier this year T-Mobile pulled all tethering apps for Android and was officially declaring that tethering wasn’t supported for the MyTouch 3G. Perhaps the T-Mobile rep you spoke to forgot about us lowly Windows Mobile users and our old, grandfathered data plans.

    OTOH, I suppose with Verizon getting aggressive about tethering, T-Mobile might have decided to follow suit if they think they’re killing their margins with the new unlimited plans.

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