2008-04-29

Maclean's Clueless About Cell Phones

How ironic that a magazine belonging to one of Canada's biggest
cellular phone companies (Rogers) can publish something as factually
incorrect as this (May 5th, 2008, p40):

"...in the U.S., where cellphones are required to be GPS-equiped to
help locate people in emergencies"

Um, no. The iPhone, for example, is not GPS equiped.

Cell providers in the USA and Canada provide location to 911 services
by triangulation of cell towers.

GPS, by the way, is not so good if you are in a city with tall
buildings or with a roof over your head. On the other hand, when
hicking in the wilderness, don't rely on cell tower triangulation for
rescue.

Envoyé depuis mon iPod / Sent from my iPod touch.

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