My Nokia E7-00 refuses to start navigating - or even to find its current position on the map that has already been loaded to its memory - unless a data connection is available. It just keeps complaining about the missing connection. Excluding some millionaires, the rest of us simply cannot afford to turn data on when roaming - and that's when you need the navigation most! I was just reprimanded by my boss for the mistake of turning data on while on a business trip in the United States, when I desperately needed to know where I was, because it resulted in a humongous phone bill.
Is there any way to configure E7-00 so that it would use offline navigation where a data connection isn't available, and online navigation if a data connection is available? In my opinion, this should be the default configuration.
Presumably you are using Symbian Belle or Refresh upon your E7-00 so go to Menu > Settings > Application settings > Positioning > Find my location > Positioning methods - you can tap upon "Assisted GPS" and "tick" will disappear. If data connection disabled Assisted GPS positioning method can't reach positioning server to speed up location acquisition, so it can take considerably longer to acquire position if say you get off aeroplane in a different part of the US which could be 20 - 30 minutes outside away from tall buildings.
If you located inside a building it is the WiFi/Network positioning method which gives you a rapid positional fix as geolocation of router has been previously determined.
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