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Old 08-31-2007, 10:03 PM
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> The Importance of "Location" on Your Cell Phone
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> You may remember that a young woman was recently
> abducted from a Target parking lot in Overland Park
> , a suburb of Kansas City . Her body was discovered
> many miles away in Missouri . They were able to
> locate her by the sequence of cell phone towers that
> picked up her cell phone location. She had not
> attempted to dial out, but when her family was
> trying to call her the towers could sense her
> phone. Sadly, the authorities were not able to
> reach her in time. However, they were able to
> locate her body, which was in an area where they
> never would have searched without the cell phone
> tower information.
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> Below is information you may find helpful. The
> cell phone "locator" can be either set on "E911," in
> which case you must dial out to be located, or it
> can be set to be on all the time. With it on all
> the time you can be located by emergency services
> through the police if you fail to respond (sick,
> injured or worse).
>
> ALL cell phones have this feature. It's called
> Location. It's under the "Settings" or "System"
> tool. Once you turn this on, THEN your phone is
> traceable (select "Location On" instead of "E911
> Only"). To stay safe, everyone needs to check
> their phone and turn this on!!! Please pass the word
> to everyone you know.
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Old 08-31-2007, 10:38 PM
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One of my clients (True Position) develop the technology of triangulation of cell towers to determine location on cell phones.

pretty neat stuff....
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My girlfriends's T-Mobile Motorola Razr doesn't have a location feature

I found it right away on my Verizon Motorola Krzr.....
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I just set mine (it was on E911 only). I will set my wife`s and son`s phones today.

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Just make sure you turn it off if you are running from the authorities!
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Just make sure you turn it off if you are running from the authorities!


Too Funny, that was the first think I thought of.
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To turn mine on, it asks for a code ...
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To turn mine on, it asks for a code ...
don't worry, the email is mostly false....

http://www.snopes.com/crime/prevent/cellping.asp
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don't worry, the email is mostly false....
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The "location" feature on most phones is for 3rd party type apps/services. Practically every new phone sold is gps enabled. Basically this means for emergency/law enforcement reasons the phone can be tracked w/out the user knowing. i design the systems so law enforcement has access to your voice, data, txt mssgs, picmail, etc. There is anything a user can do that the ntk isnt already aware of at a signaling level.

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