LG Ally- GPS Location problems
I have the new LG Ally and I am having a lot of problems with the GPS. The majority of the time if I go to Google Maps and try to locate my location I receive the error "Your current location is temporarily unavailable". I have tried this in various locations and tried outside of course several times and tried rebooting the phone etc but still no luck. Is anyone else having this location problem with the LG Ally?
- 06-29-2010, 12:15 AM #2
- 07-04-2010, 11:06 AM #4
Had similar problems this week in San Antonio, using my daughter's Ally since it was handier than my Droid. I do recall having some issues like that early on with my Droid...so I wonder if it goes away somewhere, maybe with a software update? I did grab my Droid finally when I was lost and needed to know! It worked great. So there is something slightly wrong right now with the Ally's GPS functions.
- 07-20-2010, 05:47 PM #5
- 07-20-2010, 09:14 PM #6
- 08-19-2010, 06:39 PM #7
- 08-22-2010, 03:42 PM #8
Grab GPS Test from the market, and you'll know whether the gps itself is working. That app tells you the number of sats it's reading and strength, etc. Once you know the gps is working, and it probably is, it's a setting somewhere that isn't set right. If it's NOT working, new phone.
- 09-30-2010, 04:06 PM #9
- 10-04-2010, 12:54 PM #10
- 10-09-2010, 11:10 AM #11
- 11-18-2010, 01:55 PM #12
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I don't think it's a software thing, I think it's a hardware thing. I downloaded an app called GPS Status, which does a good job of tracking satellites... how many are detected, how many are locked on to, and long/lat coordinates. But long/lat coordinates are only displayed after the processor in the phone calculates them based on satellite position. I can be locked on to 10 satellites, and long/lat still are not displayed. Other times, it's instant. I've experienced other apps simply exiting out completely when the processor/memory in the phone are being over-taxed, and I think this is related to that. I'm going to try stripping down the phone so that absolutely nothing is running, and locking GPS again.. we'll see what happens.
- 11-18-2010, 03:51 PM #13
I've had the exact same problem a couple times with my orig. Droid. So it's not hardware specific...once it took 10-15 minutes to lock on all the Sats that it could clearly see. Weird. But I've had gps' for a long time, and weird stuff happens. Once you do have a lock, you should then be able to nav/see yourself on the map, etc. and get location info in Places, etc. IF you have the 3 things all turned on.
- 02-25-2011, 09:55 PM #14
LG Ally GPS issues
We got 2 LG Ally's in September 2010. When the phones were purchased, we were told they had GPS. We were also told since they were smart phones that we must have a Data Package. This was acceptable as the GPS is what was needed.
The Ally's have had GPS issues since the beginning. The LG Ally typically shows the location as being off by many miles (typically about 15-20 miles). We brought this up to Verizon. We had a conference call with LG in January, in which LG admitted that the phones have issues. LG stated that there would be a patch (update) to fix this. All patches to date (Feb 25, 2011) have been applied. The GPS is still MILES off.
Verizon in January sent us a message stating they would credit 3 months of data for the phones. This was verified with another Verizon agent in another phone call in January.
2 billings later, after not receiving a credit, Verizon was contacted to see why. They then reneged and stated that they would NOT issue a credit.
This problem is known by both LG and Verizon. Verizon is not standing behind their product (the Ally), even though it is advertised as having GPS.
It is known by many that the LG Ally has issues. If you are contemplating buying one, DON'T. If you are thinking of using Verizon, do it with caution, and watch your billings. We have caught many errors in the 7+ years of service.
If you have issues with Verizon, cancel immediately. Do not wait any length of time for them to rectify situations. We have found they make promises, drag the issue on as long as possible, then don't honor what they stated, even stated in writing. They simply state, "The data package is what we provide, you pay for, and recieve."
The data package was required for a phone that was advertised as having GPS. Had it been known the GPS did not work, we would not have needed a data package, or the phones. We now have to pay for 6 months of data service, that we intended for a particular purpose, that has never worked satisfactorily.
- 07-15-2011, 07:55 AM #15