it's my understanding that the state is providing the phone with the software on it. i dont believe theres any cost for the contractor. one of the features with this software is that it is a TIMECLOCK as well. they keep track of your hours worked by you logging in and out of the phone. not any different than punching a clock. since it's a nextel phone (the i58 which is made to MIL spec) it wont break.drobson said:From what I have read, the GPS requirement is to be paid for by the plowing contractor, not by the state.
But that is not the only issue. The bigger issue seems to be payment for services. There is a clause in the contract that if the state finds that you did not use the GPS system properly on even one event, then you forfeit any money owed to you by the state. This is a big deal when the state can take months and months to pay.
Lots of guys get secured loans for upward of 100K because they need it to live on, and their money does not come quick with the state. However, the banks will no longer approve loans secured on the money owed by the state if there is a possibility that the state will not have to pay because of the failure to properly use the GPS. So what happens if you lose the GPS? or it breaks during a storm? They may understand, but they also have the contract that says they can deny payment of money you already earned.
This is what I have heard about in the contracts, with this in mind, I am personally against the contracts and the GPS. Take out the payment part and have the state pay for the GPS and I would be ok with it.
Lets see here. I was given a new Nextel phone last week by my boss. I just looked and it is a i58. I just checked and it has GPS.since it's a nextel phone (the i58 which is made to MIL spec) it wont break
look under "java applications" the software is called mTracker or mComet i can't remember.....gordyo said:Lets see here. I was given a new Nextel phone last week by my boss. I just looked and it is a i58. I just checked and it has GPS.
Should I be worried?? LOL :nope