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I am having the same problem on a Galaxy note 2 in Trinidad.
Has anyone had this problem resolved?
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Some devices that connect to the cellular network but don't have the satellite radios for GPS will attempt to figure out where they are by triangulating distance to 3 cell towers. However, this requires a fairly strong signal with at least 2 towers (sometimes 3 are needed) and has rather limited accuracy compared to satellite receiver radios.
I would recommend using Waze with either an iPhone or a Samsung phone, depending on whether you prefer iOS or Android, in order to have the best possible hardware for location services.
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