GPS May Stop Working On Verizon Phones From 2006 – 2016

Own A Phone? Your GPS May Shut Down On 03 November 2019!

Timepocalypse. There is a good chance that on 03 November 2019 a portion of Labor servicing the Mortgage Field Services Industry may not be able to work. Why? The Industry’s dependence upon high tech and low pay. It is just that simple. The Global Positioning System Week Number Rollover is set to occur in 96 hours. And the reality is that unless you took out a mortgage to buy your phone, you may be in for some problems. I digress.

The vast majority of clocks obtain their time from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Atomic clocks on satellites use Global Positioning System (GPS) time. When the GPS was first implemented, the time and date function are defined by a 10-bit number, and unlike Gregorian calendars which use the month, date, and year format, the GPS date is a “week number,” or WN. The WN is transmitted as a 10-bit field to navigation systems and it rolls over or resets to zero every 1,024 weeks. Saturday, April 6th, 2019 marked the 2nd time GPS clocks needed to be reset. The system’s UTC clock WN counter was reset back to 0000000000, and that might have caused some problems for older standalone GPS systems and apps. And now, the final wave of GPS WN Rollover is hitting us on 03 November 2019.

The Mortgage Field Services Industry’s dependence upon GPS is likened to society’s dependence upon electricity — both collapse with a loss of either. To that point, every phone on earth will be impacted by the GPS WN Rollover on 03 November 2019 and many phones will be beyond salvage. For example, I still have a Galaxy S5. It will no longer be able to operate GPS. And the reality is that the vast majority of the Industry is powered by Labor whom cannot afford new phones.

In essence, if your phone cannot properly interpret GPS it can neither tell you your location nor your time. And the GPSWN Rollover will impact everything. To what degree depends a bit upon how people at Pruvan, Property Preservation Wizard, InspectorADE, and others are able to update their code as well as how much money Labor has to buy new phones and/or ensure that their phones have properly updated — if they even can.

Running Apple iOS based phones? Here is what Apple has to say,

For iPhone 5, an update is required to maintain accurate GPS location and to continue to use functions that rely on correct date and time including App Store, iCloud, email, and web browsing. If the update to iPhone 5 is not completed by November 3, 2019, you will be required to back up and restore using a Mac or PC in order to update because over-the-air software updates and iCloud Backup will not work.

A larger problem is that the National Association of Mortgage Field Services (NAMFS) has refused to inform anyone on the matter whereas the International Association of Field Service Technicians (IAFST) began proactively distributing information already. Moreover, though, not a SINGLE INDUSTRY SOFTWARE PROVIDER has alerted anyone about the potential problems.

And G-d forbid you are on the Verizon Network: “Starting on November 3, 2019, mobile devices manufactured between 2006 – 2016 may have their GPS accuracy impacted due to Global Positioning Service (GPS) Rollover.” And they are pretty blunt that the best workaround is to buy a new phone. Here are all of the phones impacted there,

Device OEM Device Model
Apple iPhone 5
Apple iPhone 4S
Apple iPad Retina
Apple iPad Mini
Apple iPad 2
Apple iPad 3
Asus Nexus 7
Blackberry BlackBerry Classic
Blackberry BlackBerry Q10
Blackberry BlackBerry Z10
Blackberry BlackBerry Z30
Casio GzOne Ravine II
Casio Commando 4G LTE
HP Mini 1151NR Netbook
HTC All New HTC One
HTC HTC ONE
HTC HTC One M8 for Windows
HTC HTC Desire
HTC HTC One Remix
HTC DROID DNA
HTC Droid Incredible
HTC DROID INCREDIBLE 4G LTE
HTC HTC ONE MAX
HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC Rezound
Huawei Home Phone Connect
Kyocera Kyocera DuraXV Plus
Kyocera Kyocera DuraXV
Kyocera Hydro Elite
Kyocera KE434
Kyocera SE47
Kyocera KX414PP
Kyocera KX1
Kyocera KX444S
Kyocera KX414
Kyocera K323
Kyocera KPC650
Kyocera KX9A
Kyocera KX2
Kyocera KPC-680
LG Revere 3
LG Revere
LG Cosmos 3
LG Revere 2
LG Accolade
LG Exalt
LG LG Exalt 2
LG LG Terra
LG Extravert 2
LG VL600
LG Cosmos 2
LG Octane
LG Cosmos
LG env 3
LG LG-VX8360
LG enV 2
LG Clout
LG enV Touch
LG Cosmos Touch
LG VS-760
LG Chocolate
LG Chocolate 3
LG Voyager
LG Dare
LG Chocolate Touch
LG enV
LG Glance
LG LG Watch Urbane
LG VX9800
LG VX8600
LG Versa
LG VX8700
LG Decoy
LG Venus
LG VX8100
LG VX9400
LG VX5500
LG VX8300
LG VX8000
LG Fathom
LG VX3400
LG VX-3450L
LG VX5400
LG VX5200
LG VX3450
LG VX5300
LG VX8350
LG VX5200PP
Motorola DROID MINI
Motorola Barrage
Motorola DROID RAZR M
Motorola DROID ULTRA
Motorola NEW MOTO X
Motorola MOTO X
Motorola Adventure
Motorola DROID RAZR
Motorola DROID RAZR
Motorola Entice
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX
Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD
Motorola RAZR
Motorola DROID XYBOARD 10.1
Motorola Droid X
Motorola KRZR
Motorola DROID 4
Motorola Droid Bionic
Motorola Droid X2
Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2
Motorola Droid
Motorola DROID 3
Motorola Rival
Motorola Droid 2
Motorola DROID PRO
Motorola Rapture
Motorola Krave
Motorola Q9C
Motorola Z6tv (MOTORIZR)
Motorola E815
Motorola L7c (vMOTOSLVR)
Motorola Q9M
Motorola V9m (MOTORAZR2)
Motorola V710
Motorola Droid R2D2
Motorola W755
Motorola Z6cx world edition
Motorola M800BP
Motorola Q
Motorola VU204
Motorola V325xi
Motorola maxx Ve (MOTORAZR)
Motorola V325
Motorola W315
Motorola W385
Motorola V325i
Nokia Lumia 735
Nokia Lumia 822
Nokia Lumia 928
Nokia Lumia Icon
Nokia Lumia 2520
Nokia Mirage
Nokia Shade
Nokia Intrigue
Nokia 6205
Nokia 6305i
Nokia Twist
Nokia 6315i
Novatel MHS 5510
Novatel MiFi Global USB U620L
Novatel MHS 4510
Novatel Tasman (T1114)
Novatel USB1000 Global Modem
Novatel V640
Novatel V620
Novatel V740
Novatel V640
Novatel USB727
Novatel USB720
Novatel Wireless USB760
Novatel Wireless MHS 2200
Palm Treo 700wx
Palm Palm Pre 2
Palm Treo 700p
Palm Treo 755P
Palm Treo 700w
Palm Centro
Pantech Pantech 4G USB Modem
Pantech MHS 291
PanTech Pantech Caper
Pantech Perception
Pantech Marauder
Pantech PN-210pp
Pantech PN-215pp
PanTech PN-820
Pantech PN-300
PCD Delphi OBD2
PCD NetGear
PCD Razzle
PCD PC5750
PCD Blitz
PCD TROPHY
PCD Coupe
PCD CDM8975
PCD G’zOne Type-S PTT
PCD XV6600
PCD CDM7076
PCD XV6700
PCD XV6600 WoC
PCD CDM8615PP
PCD CDM8900
PCD CDM8940
PCD CDM9200
PCD CDM8900
PCD CDM7025
PCD CDM8945
PCD CDM7075
PCD CDM9900
PCD CDM180
PCD CDM8950
PCD CDM8615
PCD UM150
PCD UM175
PCD TXT8040
PCD – Casio Boulder
PCD – Casio GzOne
PCD – Casio GzOne Type S
PCD – Casio Exilim
PCD – HTC HTC Touch Pro 2
PCD – HTC Touch Pro
PCD-Casio GzOne Ravine
PCD-Casio Brigade
PCD-Sharp PB20ZU(Kin 2)
PCD-Sharp PB10ZU(Kin1)
Q1W/Netgear Arlo-Go
RIM Blackberry Bold
RIM Blackberry Bold
RIM Blackberry Curve
RIM Blackberry Curve 9330
RIM Curve 2
RIM Curve 2
RIM Curve 2
RIM WYNTON
RIM Blackberry Storm 2
RIM 7250
RIM Blackberry Pearl
RIM 8703e
RIM Pearl Flip
RIM 7130e
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Gusto III
Samsung Samsung Convoy 3
Samsung Samsung Convoy 4
Samsung Galaxy S4
Samsung Samsung Convoy
Samsung Gusto
Samsung SCH-I535
Samsung Convoy
Samsung Smooth
Samsung Galaxy Note 3
Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
Samsung Intensity 2
Samsung Gusto II
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Samsung Intensity 3
Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini
Samsung SCH-a970
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung SAM Galaxy Tab S
Samsung Samsung Galaxy Note Pro Tab
Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini
Samsung Intensity
Samsung SCH-u430
Samsung Galaxy Stellar
Samsung Alias 2
Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II
Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Samsung SCH-u410
Samsung Fascinate
Samsung Gleam
Samsung Alias
Samsung Juke
Samsung SCH-u620
Samsung Trance
Samsung Droid Charge
Samsung Renown
Samsung ATIV Odyssey
Samsung Flipshot
Samsung Plato
Samsung SCH-u540
Samsung ATIV SE
Samsung Rogue
Samsung Continuum
Samsung Glyde
Samsung Reality
Samsung Gem
Samsung SCH-u550
Samsung SCH-u340
Samsung SCH-a870
Samsung Omnia
Samsung Saga
Samsung SCH-a990
Sierra AC 850
Sierra PC 5220
Sierra AC597e
Sierra AirCard 595U Modem
Sierra AirCard 595
Sony Zeus
Sony XPERIA PLAY
Sony Mobile Sony Xperia Z2
Sony Mobile Sony Xperia Z3v
ZTE MHS 890
ZTE AD3700 Global USB Modem
ZTE F350

Below is the Department of Homeland Security’s Unclassified White Paper with further links. It was dated for the originating GPSWN Rollover in April, which is now cascading out into the network.

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