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    Default GPS question

    Thinking of grabbing a Captivate. But while I understand there is a GPS issue what I can't seem to gather is does this affect all, most, many, some, or few phones? Reading the various forums there seems to be a lot of people with this issues but I can't tell if your odds are 10% or 90% of getting one that works. Anyone know if this is widespread or odds are most users are ok?
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    No idea on how wide spread, but I haven't had any issues yet, but I don't use it as often as I think others on this forum do.
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    My GPS seems to work fine.
    It matches the performance of my TomTom 740.
    I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
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    I have noticed with mine that sometimes I need to turn off wifi before GPS will connect.
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    Barely works at all on mine. I even traded in mine for another and it's about the same. I have the one fix in place, but have decided this is something that Samsung is going to have to push out OTA.
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    Mine is spotty at best (when a BlackBerry Bold gains a quicker GPS fix, you know there's a problem). Samsung will hopefully be pushing out a fix sometime in the not so distant future.
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    I'd say they're probably all the same (and marginal) - GPS performance probably depends on what the geography is like around you (hills/ mountains / urban canyons).

    I live in a large, deep mountainous bowl, GPS lock is ~ 1 to 2 minutes for me as a result.

    AoN
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    My GPS doesn't work, even using all the "tips" here and else where... It can take upwards of 15 minutes to get a lock standing outdoors on a clear day.
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    I have had the phone about 10 days now, and I have never been able to get a gps fix.
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    My GPS takes anywhere from only a few seconds to up to a couple minutes to obtain solid lock. It's no better, nor worse than any GPS device I have used in the past.
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    I have had GPS issues since day one. No fix has cured my problem for any length of time. I played around with a "new, just outta the box" Captivate at the AT&T store that could not get lock either. I am going to keep trying and wait for an OTA fix from Samsung or start swapping it out daily before my 30 days is up for another unit until I get one that works.

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