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About GPS technology

Depending on your wireless service provider, you might be able to use location-based applications and location-based services on your BlackBerry® device to get your GPS location. Location-based applications can use your GPS location to provide you with other location-based information. For example, a location-based application could use your GPS location to provide you with driving directions.

If your device is connected to a CDMA network and you make an emergency call or your device is in emergency callback mode, an emergency operator might be able to use GPS technology to estimate your location.
Note: In an emergency, always provide the emergency operator with as much information as possible. Emergency operators might not be able to estimate your location using only GPS technology.

If your device does not have an internal GPS receiver or your wireless service provider does not support location-based services and you want to use GPS technology, you can pair your BlackBerry device with a Bluetooth® enabled GPS receiver. For more information, contact your wireless service provider.