In a joint statement Motorola and Nextel have announced that they are aware of a software issue which affects (A-GPS) services for the Motorola i205, i305, i530, i710, i730, i733, i736 and i830 iDENÂ® phones.
Older iDEN phones with GPS, such as the i88 and i58, are not affected.
Nextel’s 911 service continues to be available throughout the country, transmitting the caller’s callback number and nearest cell site to those Public Safety Answering Points â€“ or 911 â€“ call centers. Nextel has temporarily disabled the transmission of the A-GPS enabled location information for E911 Phase II location services until a permanent solution to the software issue is available.
Nextel will continue selling its current line of Motorola iDEN phones and will update any functionality as required to address this issue.