Sgeulachd fhada - goirid - bhris am fòn agam. An deductible, le àrachas, was $50 and a new GPS-enabled phone was $30. Lesson learned – I'll never get phone insurance again.
Anyways, I was excited to get a GPS-enabled phone. Notice I said, ‘enabled'. In true Verizon Wireless fashion, that means you have to pay for anything and everything. It winds up the GPS package, called VZ Navigator is $9.99 per month for a subscription. I'm a GIS cnò agus mar sin thàinig orm feuchainn air.
It appears (and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong), this allows me to do a couple things:
- Thoir sùil air càite Tha mise air mapa air-loidhne nach fhaigh mi a-steach ach fhad ‘s a bheir mi cead dhomh fhìn. (huh?) Thoir sùil air dealbh-sgrìn gu h-ìosal ... thuig mi gu robh mi aig an taigh!
- Thoir sùil air càite Tha mise aig air mapa air an fhòn agam.
- Cuir fòn eile chun àite agam le teachdaireachd teacsa (bidh cosgaisean teachdaireachd teacsa a ’buntainn) ach a-mhàin ma tha tha iad le Verizon cuideachd.
- Luchdaich sìos stiùireadh bhon fhòn agam (chan eil from the VZ Navigator website). It's so much easier on that teeny, weeny screen.
- Coimhead airson stuth faisg air làimh leis a ’mhapa air a’ fòn (gus am faigh Verizon beagan teachd-a-steach sanasachd airson an t-seirbheis pàighte seo tha mi creidsinn).
So… if I died in a fiery car crash out in a corn field somewhere by myself, 9-1-1 could find me. Or perhaps if I'm somehow targeted by the government, they could find me. But my kids? Nope. They can't find me because I can't publish my location anywhere automatically outside of Verizon's VZ Navigator service.
Verizon… anyone at Verizon… if you're reading this… why don't you simply open this up for public consumption?! If I want my location public, I should be able to post it in public. Even better, I should be able to develop an application that uses it. Grow up! By closing the technology, I'm not going to magically try to talk all my friends into going with Verizon so we can send map locations to each other. C'mon!
Duilgheadas eile bho mhòran bhon t-solaraiche seirbheis agam. Cuin a dh'ionnsaicheas mi?
Tapadh leat airson an ringtone AC / DC, air neo bhiodh mi air mo mhealladh gu tur.