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Message 1387102 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 8:07:03 UTC

My GPS always gives a signal when I'm about to pass a speed camera.
Them new cars with built-in GPS don't have that anymore...

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Message 1387106 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 8:10:21 UTC
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My GPS needs an optional upgrade to do that, but I rarely go anywhere where I don't know where I am going (does that sound odd?) so I tend to leave it at home most times as they tend to be quite nickable.
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Message 1387114 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 8:50:10 UTC - in response to Message 1387106.  

My GPS needs an optional upgrade to do that, but I rarely go anywhere where I don't know where I am going (does that sound odd?) so I tend to leave it at home most times as they tend to be quite nickable.



I know, I've had 2 GPS's stolen already...

You? Sounding odd? Noooo... ;))

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Message 1387117 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 8:58:03 UTC

Well, there was that time in the summer of '95, but we don't talk about that ;-))
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Message 1387147 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 12:34:53 UTC

In Finland there is a very active user group that posts locations of speed cameras (they get moved regularly) and puts out an ap that uses your GPS to alert you of upcoming cameras. I think Finns are issued smart phones when they are born.

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Message 1387148 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 12:36:04 UTC

It is a traffic cam. Here is the link to the output. Caltrans:Live Traffic Cameras
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Message 1387161 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 13:13:33 UTC - in response to Message 1387067.  

That's what they kind of look like
around town, they are up higher.
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Message 1387178 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 14:30:15 UTC

The GPS in My phone is turned off.
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Message 1387183 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 14:58:08 UTC

I don't have a GPS in my phone...

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Message 1387246 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 16:45:49 UTC - in response to Message 1387178.  

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Message 1387250 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 16:52:15 UTC

There is a smart phone app called Waze that is a GPS navigation system that gets feedback from its users so it can alert you to congested traffic and suggest alternate routes around it. It also tells you when you are approaching a red light camera. Users can even report seeing cops along the road and this will be relayed to other users along the same road, who can confirm the report or say the cop is no longer there.

I find their maps and directions to be somewhat unreliable (it once told me to get on the Indiana Toll Road and said my destination, a business, was on it). Users can report inaccuracies on the map and go on the web site to make corrections, but the few times I've tried it drove me nuts. I tend to use the GPS app that came preloaded on my phone, but it's not totally accurate either and the directions given for correcting it don't work at all.

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Message 1387263 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 17:04:31 UTC - in response to Message 1387250.  

There is a smart phone app called Waze that is a GPS navigation system that gets feedback from its users so it can alert you to congested traffic and suggest alternate routes around it. It also tells you when you are approaching a red light camera. Users can even report seeing cops along the road and this will be relayed to other users along the same road, who can confirm the report or say the cop is no longer there.

I find their maps and directions to be somewhat unreliable (it once told me to get on the Indiana Toll Road and said my destination, a business, was on it). Users can report inaccuracies on the map and go on the web site to make corrections, but the few times I've tried it drove me nuts. I tend to use the GPS app that came preloaded on my phone, but it's not totally accurate either and the directions given for correcting it don't work at all.

Won't work with My phone, Mines a flip phone, I still don't even know how to import a picture into the phone, it may take a cable or from the internet, I'd rather not have to go online as that involves per minute charges.
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Message 1387277 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 17:14:49 UTC - in response to Message 1387263.  

Won't work with My phone, Mines a flip phone, I still don't even know how to import a picture into the phone, it may take a cable or from the internet, I'd rather not have to go online as that involves per minute charges.

If it's a flip phone, it's probably not a smart phone. Can it run any apps that aren't built in?

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Message 1387288 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 17:37:27 UTC - in response to Message 1387277.  

Won't work with My phone, Mines a flip phone, I still don't even know how to import a picture into the phone, it may take a cable or from the internet, I'd rather not have to go online as that involves per minute charges.

If it's a flip phone, it's probably not a smart phone. Can it run any apps that aren't built in?

Probably not and yeah it's not a smart phone, I don't like smart phones that much, PCs I can manage, I'd rather not have to run an av program and such on the phone just to use the phone, besides their expensive to use and to buy.
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Message 1387324 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:06:53 UTC - in response to Message 1387288.  

I don't like smart phones that much, PCs I can manage


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Message 1387330 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 19:13:02 UTC

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Message 1387406 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 20:52:02 UTC - in response to Message 1387330.  

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Message 1387414 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 21:15:39 UTC

My fingers are too big for smart phones....
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Message 1387422 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 21:25:56 UTC - in response to Message 1387414.  

My fingers are too big for smart phones....


I thought so too but i was wrong.
You just need a good one.

I have a HTC one v.
Its perfect.

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Message 1387427 - Posted: 3 Jul 2013, 21:47:10 UTC

400 minutes for $20.00 a month and no contract, last month I had 187 minutes left on Virgin Mobile, besides My phone sort of resembles a StarTrek communicator, even though the phone is all black, I've yet to see a smart phone do that. But whatever floats your boat or makes you happy.
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