Re: Modem supporting location information?

On 11/30/2012 05:48 PM, Bastien Nocera wrote:
> I'm interested in getting a 3G modem that would support A-GPS. I have a
> (possibly simlocked) option modem:
> 0af0:6971 Option Globetrotter HSDPA Modem
> Which tells me that it doesn't support Location services. Does it not
> support it, or is it not implemented?

That one should be supported in ModemManager git master, see:

But not A-GPS; just plain GPS for now.

> I also have a Huawei E585 modem, which doesn't support switching to USB
> mode when plugged in, but apparently support A-GPS. If we can make this
> work, it would save me buying a new dongle.
> Otherwise, I'm in the market for a 3G modem that supports those. Cheaper
> is better. Anything on eBay or Amazon that people would recommend?

The other modems which (currently) support GPS location services in
ModemManager are all those QMI-based modems implementing the PDS
service. E.g. my old Gobi 2k modem built-in my Thinkpad laptop does it,
and many newer modems (e.g. Pantech UML290) also do it IIRC.


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