09-21-2011 10:58 PM
- I recently purchased a Samsung Focus (yay! :D) on just a voice plan since data would at least double my current monthly fee ($24 voice + $5 text atm, data is +$30), and I also have WiFi almost everywhere I'll be (school / home).
The problem is that I haven't been able to get the Find My Windows Phone service working properly on my Focus even when it's connected to WiFi. I have the "save my location [...] better mapping" box checked, and windowsphone.live.com seems to be able to show the location of the phone at a certain point in the past. However, trying to map it live, ring it, or lock it simply gives a "We've been unable to [action] your phone since your last attempt." The website mentions using text messages to communicate with the phone, so wouldn't that not require a data connection?
I found a microsoft support site that recommended turning the Data Connection switch on (which I obviously can't do because Rogers = 5 / KB.) but I can't seem to find the link to the site anymore. So I just want to confirm: Find My Windows Phone requires a data connection to work?
I've attached a screenshot of windowsphone.live.com if that .. helps.09-21-2011 08:05 PM
- Maybe there's another Find app out there -or coming- that will work over wi-fi. Perhaps checking with the developer of that Apple app. I'm relatively new to the Focus myself and haven't tried any of those apps, so I don't have any better recommendations. Good luck!09-21-2011 10:34 PM
- palandriRetired Moderator09-21-2011 10:54 PM
- That's interesting. I don't have any idea how it could possible work over WiFi. I would think with a data connection it would use AGPS to find your location. I have no idea how Apple got that to work over WiFi when the WiFi server could be miles away. Interesting to say the least.09-21-2011 10:58 PM
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