Foo - Cellphone Gurus - Track AGPS?
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Does anyone know if there is a way to track an AGPS-enabled cellphone? I just got a Motorola V265 (Verizon is the carrier) and thought it would be fun play with the technology. I've found a couple of sites but they seem to cater only to Nextel phones.
08-16-05, 02:24 PM
As it was once explained to me, it is a feature mainly used to track people if they come up missing (namely children). I don't think you can just track it for fun.....I was told you had to contact Verizon to have them turn something on to track the phone.
Apparently, with AGPS, the network knows where your phone is to within a few yards, assuming you've got decent coverage. It's relatively new stuff. I'd never heard of it until I powered up the phone and it said, "Verizon aGPS", and I thought, "What's that?"
The phone display shows an icon saying it knows where it is. (Like crosshairs in a circle)
The manual doesn't say much other than it can be used by software to provide the phone's location. That's why I'm wondering if there is any software (or a web site) that lets me locate the phone.
There are pay sites for Nextel phones. One I saw is designed for nervous parents... ;) It tracks location on a map, speed, etc, so parents can track their kiddies. I haven't found any that say they work with Verizon. Maybe I'll call Verizon...
08-16-05, 09:26 PM
I'd heard that one of the phone companies was offering a "big brother" feature. Kind of unsettling. I don't know of a way to track that particular phone, but I can think of a way (if you know how to code) to track a web enabled phone with GPS.
It should be relatively simple to write an application that gets the GPS longitude and latitude, then sends that to webserver encoded in a URL. Of course, not everyone has a webserver, but it would be a fun project if I ever gave in and bought cell phone.
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