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fifie
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Username: Fifie88

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 06:23 am:   

hi everyone..
i need some help..can anyone tell me is it possible for us to detect location of the sender when they send sms?? if it is possible..how to implement it?
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 1893
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 02:46 pm:   

In a word, no.

What is possible ... is, after receiving the message, querying the operator network to find the cell tower with which the sending device is registered.

Obviously there are serious privacy concerns associated with being able to query such information from a mobile operator network.

You'll want to research the availability of "location based services" in the country for which you are designing your application to see what options are available to you.

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Des
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fifie
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Username: Fifie88

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Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 03:19 pm:   

i have read some journal that they use cell id to detect location of the user. but the application is on the phone itself. so im curious here, is it mean in my case there is no such thing for me to detect the cell id of sms sender when they send sms? really need help for my project.
Des - NowSMS Support
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Username: Desosms

Post Number: 1894
Registered: 08-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 03:25 pm:   

Correct. From an SMS alone, you cannot ... unless you have access to a location based service that allows you to query after you receive the message.

The location based service would query the operator network to determine the cell id. Due to privacy concerns (and laws that vary from country to country), access to this type of location based service tends to be extremely restricted.
fifie
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Username: Fifie88

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Registered: 03-2010
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2010 - 06:24 pm:   

thank you for your info....
cool
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Username: Mrcool18t

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2012
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 05:35 pm:   

Hi, Is location service available for india?
nasser saeidi
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Username: Nasser44

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2014
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2014 - 08:05 pm:   

saccfd

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