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Mobile Phone Location: How can I retrieve device-based location/ping?

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by InnovativeSEO, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. InnovativeSEO

    InnovativeSEO Senior Member

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    I appreciate any & all input, and with the right assistance I am ready to purchase what is needed.
    I am renewing to Jr VIP this week, as my subscription expired so I am back to a newbie rep.

    I need to be able to "ping" the device-based location from its phone number, and I know this can be legitimately done.
    This site http://www.loc-aid.com/how seems to specialize in it, but I want to educate myself some before I go that route.
    Keep in mind, I understand that is sensitive information, this is done legitimately by many companies now for various reasons. I just need to get it done. Any ideas & thoughts are appreciated. I am happy to compensate for expert help.
     
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    randomblackguy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you need access to the data retrieved by cell towers from the users provider (verizon,t-mobile,w/e)

    then you can just 'ping' the number (silent call) and see the last tower which transmits to that number... from there just draw a circle (radius) and the user will be somewhere in that circle. the size of the circle may vary depending on the towers the provider uses...

    it just like cmd tracert...
     
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    That makes sense, however what I have seen seems to be quite accurate, not triangulated. thank you
     
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    I know that this thread has been dead for a few months now but did you ever get it figured out? I know it's possible because I've seen screen shots with accurate location results. All was done without ever touching the target's phone.