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    Non Rooted only stock Thunderbolt....Ever since the last ota update (the one after the GB update) my weather on the home screen shows a different town ( like 180 miles away). If I try to add my town it does not show on the list of available towns. If I open Maps it starts in my location, goes to the other city for a few moments then returns to the correct location. Tried Beweather and it works correctly. Any ideas ??
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    I use fancy Widgets. Never wrong. The skin choices for clock and weather designs are really cool

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    Downloaded fancy widgets but can't figure how to get it to open that shows the clock and weather on the home screen. Any ideas ?
    DNA-Verizon
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    I bought BeWeather and its amazing. Clock and weather widget looks close to Sense.

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    Reporting the wrong location in a weather app is a common and well know problem with Android phone. Some locations work perfectly. In my home the Weather apps report my location 120 miles away from actual. In my case I am using Verizon's Network Extender which screws up the location algorithm.
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    Default Re: Issue with Weather Location

    Quote Originally Posted by hmfoster View Post
    Non Rooted only stock Thunderbolt....Ever since the last ota update (the one after the GB update) my weather on the home screen shows a different town ( like 180 miles away). If I try to add my town it does not show on the list of available towns. If I open Maps it starts in my location, goes to the other city for a few moments then returns to the correct location. Tried Beweather and it works correctly. Any ideas ??
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    I remember this happening to me even prior to GB. Including how Google Maps behaved as far as opening in my location, going to another city, then quickly moving back to my location. I think it was my last Google Maps update that fixed it. I have version 5.11.0 now. What version to you have?

    Also, for weather, you might to make sure you have no other cities configured. Just let it use "my location". Occasionally, when the weather station cannot be reached, or is temporarily down (it happens) you might see a foreign city. But not routinely. Your profile says Ruidoso NM, I think that should be listed. I believe the Sense weather widget uses the Accuweather service. Accuweather certainly lists Ruidoso. I dunno...

    If it matters, I keep all my location services enabled (i.e. GPS, Google, VZW) all the time.

    -Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by swieder View Post
    Reporting the wrong location in a weather app is a common and well know problem with Android phone. Some locations work perfectly. In my home the Weather apps report my location 120 miles away from actual. In my case I am using Verizon's Network Extender which screws up the location algorithm.
    I get the same thing when I'm on my network extender too. thought it was the phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swieder View Post
    Reporting the wrong location in a weather app is a common and well know problem with Android phone. Some locations work perfectly. In my home the Weather apps report my location 120 miles away from actual. In my case I am using Verizon's Network Extender which screws up the location algorithm.
    I use a Network Extender too and that sometimes happens to me. But in my case it is still a close by station.

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    I'm having the same issues. It is reporting my location as 5 and at other times 4. Not even an actual town.
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    My Maps ver. is the 5.11.0. Strange though I down loaded beweather and it showed the correct location, so I did the upgrade to the beweather pro and it did the same problem that the regular weather widget did. so I deleated it and down loaded the free beweather and now it is doing the same issue. Oh well hopefully HTC will come out with a fix soon
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    I talked to Verizon and they recommended that we all call HTC who actually answers the phone without having to press 10 buttons to get to talk to someone at 866-963-0953 and ask that they to fix the issue. The more that they are aware of the issue the sooner ( hopefully ) we will get a fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmfoster View Post
    I talked to Verizon and they recommended that we all call HTC who actually answers the phone without having to press 10 buttons to get to talk to someone at 866-963-0953 and ask that they to fix the issue. The more that they are aware of the issue the sooner ( hopefully ) we will get a fix.
    I hope it works. This "issue" is at least as old as the ThunderBolt. The MR1 OTA update pdf claimed to fix it ("*Accurate location is displayed when accessing the Weather Widget"). This is not new to HTC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmfoster View Post
    Downloaded fancy widgets but can't figure how to get it to open that shows the clock and weather on the home screen. Any ideas ?
    You have to make sure the screen is cleared of the HTC widget on home screen. Go to the widget and click on it. A selection of them will appear. Make your choice. Click on it. Its easy and once you start using it you will like it. So many different skins to choose from. I change it out a lot.

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    loaded fancy widgets and that appears to be working correctly. Thanks Jude526
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    need to keep the GPS on and the fancy widgets works well never misses
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    You're welcome !!!

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