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Bell iPhones in Whitehorse Show Edmonton As Their Location

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The new Bell 3G HSPA+ network is brand spankin’ new. It’s so new that it seems there are some bugs to fix. Oh, say how about telling you that your location is located 2000 kilometres away from your actual location? No

Yep, it’s true. Bell Whitehorse iPhone users are experiencing some big time issues. There seems to be a wormhole that says Whitehorse users are located in EDMONTON! Now that doesn’t seem right, does it? On top of that, the location error also displays the incorrect time and date. Whitehorse is in Pacific Standard Time, whereas Edmonton is in Mountain Time. Talk about a headache! How to fix this?

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We were contacted by Andrew Robulack with this story and he has created a nice workaround for those suffering issues with the Bell network.

How to Fix the Bell Whitehorse Wormhole

Turn Off Network Services: Settings–General–Locations Services–touch the slider to OFF
Manually Set the Time Zone: Settings–General–Date & Time–touch Set Automatically to OFF–type in Vancouver to get PST
Manually Set Calendar Time Zone Support: Settings–General–Mail, Contacts, Calendars–Time Zone Support to ON–then type in Vancouver to get PST

It’s really too bad for Whitehorse users that this is happening. They’ve lost their Location Services, which is one of the most important features on the iPhone. Visitors to Whitehorse will also be thoroughly confused when their phones show they are in Edmonton, along with the incorrect time!

Click here to visit Andrew’s blog for more info. Anyone else in Whitehorse experiencing this problem?

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  • Not Found.

    Weird. I have an iPod Touch and was living in Edmonton. Never had a problem with location finding. Since I moved to Vancouver Island, everytime I try to locate myself, it still says I live in Edmonton. Kind of strange…

  • scott987

    Good thing nobody ever visits Whitehorse…

  • dynonmity

    this is most probably due to the fact that the switch is in Edmonton for Whitehorse customers.

  • For a while after Rogers flipped the 3G switch here (Golden), I showed up as being in Coquitlam.

  • tbutch

    No one visits there anyways so not to worry.

  • Well that really sucks. hopefully things are fixed sooner then later.

  • Well that really sucks. hopefully things are fixed sooner then later.

  • Dusty

    Crappy for them

  • LOL–you guys are hilarious! 😉 I am sure Whitehorseans (is this even a word) don't find this funny at all. All 10 of them. Kidding! 🙂

  • Spiffy

    Wow, how does that happen? I was told to stay clear from bell by numerous sources (current bell customers) and I think I made the right choice.

  • Mine was doing this as well (in Red Deer Alberta) I was showing as being in Calgary or out in the middle of the country. I just tried again and it has me about half a block from my current location. Wondering if this has anything to do with cell signal/reception? I would assume that could factor in. Although while Maps can find me Google Earth is still putting me down by Calgary…

  • If find that if I have 3 or 4 bars in Red Deer Alberta it's pretty accurate, when I get down to two bars however it thinks I'm in Calgary…

  • If find that if I have 3 or 4 bars in Red Deer Alberta it’s pretty accurate, when I get down to two bars however it thinks I’m in Calgary…

  • If find that if I have 3 or 4 bars in Red Deer Alberta it’s pretty accurate, when I get down to two bars however it thinks I’m in Calgary…

  • Mine was doing this as well (in Red Deer Alberta) I was showing as being in Calgary or out in the middle of the country. I just tried again and it has me about half a block from my current location. Wondering if this has anything to do with cell signal/reception? I would assume that could factor in. Although while Maps can find me Google Earth is still putting me down by Calgary…

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