How To Trace Location of a Cell Phone

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Nowadays most modern cell phones are fitted with tracking systems. This help in tracking cell phone in event it get misplaced, lost or stolen. This technology not only serve security reasons but it can also help serve range of other purposes like keeping track of location of a child, employees, car, friends and relatives. You can also get directions to your destination, shops, hotels and meetings.

There several ways to trace a cell phone location:

GPS

Global Positioning System or GPS - Enables carrier to use signals from GPS satellites to pinpoint the geographic location of the device in the event of an emergency, or increasingly for user-defined location based services. a GPS receiver compares cell phone signals from at least three or four GPS satellites to determine it's own location.

Service provider

Some service providers don't always let their GPS satellites broadcast the time and data about their client location but only in-case of emergency call. So when you trace a cell phone location you might get information gathered only from transmission towers locations. The service provider should have all the location details of a cell phone. The more the transmission towers around an area the more the accurate the location.

Police

The police have special equipments to trace cell phones.

Buying tracing equipment

You can have your own tracing equipment.

Internet

There are Internet service providers who have soft-wares that work with the cell phone service providers for location services and details.

IMEI

This number helps a lot in tracing a cell phone even if the cell phone has been changed sim card.

Get Your phone IMEI(International Mobile Equipment Identity number)--To find your mobile phone IMEI number, simply dial the sequence *#06# into the phone. The unique 15 digit IMEI code of your cell phone will be instantly displayed. Copy it and keep it in a safe place so that you can find it when you phone is misplaced or stolen. You can also find the IMEI number by checking the compliance plate under the battery. Give it to service providers to help you find your cell phone. Good Luck!

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