I just got off a 1hr 35 minute call with a Bell Rep and here is what we have determined.
As of right now November 5, 2009 5:30pm mountain time they are telling me the iPhone is having a GPS outage. Due to something to do with the satellite, nothing to do with the iPhone it self. There will be a master ticket submitted within Bell asap, which means they know there is a problem and are working on it.
Here is what you need to do. Phone Bell and report the problem. The more numbers they receive the higher up on the list it will climb of problem to look into. This is also Nation Wide, not just Yellowknife. Bell’s Customer Service number is 1-877-328-2123.
I will be in contact with the people at Bell again tomorrow (Nov 6) to find out where the issue is.
Let me know if you are having any problems below. Also tell your friends to come here http://kylewith.com/iphone and leave a comment. The more traffic that is created the more Bell will be pressured to fix the problem.
UPDATE: For those with the GPS problem, do me a favor and go outside tell me if the Google Maps “My Location” works, spend a good 5 minutes on it. The Rep was telling me that if you test it inside it tries to use the phone IP address NOT the actual GPS. I just tested that theory and it seems he was correct, but that still leave the problem of why the Cell Network thinks we are some where else or wont work. I am going to give them a couple day before phone back.