a number of ways to track the location
of a mobile phone and the accuracy varies
on how much you are willing to pay and
what type of network operator you have.
- FlexiSPY PRO-X offers you the choice of GPS or Cell ID. To use GPS you need a GPS enabled phone such as a Nokia N95.
If GPS is not available, then the location is shown as cell ID. For Cell ID, please read disclaimer below
Lets look at the possible way to track location
Cell ID, GPS or Operator Request
The first difference to understand is
that Cell ID and Operator Request do not
require any special equipment and will
work on most devices, without any modification.
Using GPS requires that the device who
location you wish to track must have special
hardware. such as a Nokia N95 or Navigator. For devices that do
have GPS hardware, FlexiSPY will use GPS
positioning , and you can see
the co ordinates of the device in your
reports when you log into your web account.
This system requires that your mobile
operator will calculate your position
and provide it to you if you ask for it.
This service is very rare, very difficult
to use, and if it is available , it is
very expensive. It uses the same system
as cell ID, but because they are able
to use other information that is available
only to them selves, it is somewhat more
accurate that basic Cell ID. Operator
Provided location is not an option for
the average guy, and if you want to prove
it, call your operator and ask them if
they can tell you the position of your
FlexiSPY Cell ID
FlexiSPY mobile tracking uses the Cell
ID technique. Here is how it works. .A
network provider has several hundred
radio base stations ( cells) that make
up its network. Each base station is a
"cell" which covers a physical
area and these cells connect together
to make up the entire network. The size
of cells depends on the density of base
station installed in a given area. Cell
sizes can vary from 100m in cities to
3K in rural areas .A mobile phone connects
to the network using the cell in which
it is located.. As the mobile moves, it
leaves one cell and joins another. The
new cell then takes responsibility for
connecting the phone to the network.
Every time the cell that "owns"
the mobile changes, FlexiSPY reads the
cell id and cell name ( if available)
and delivers these to your web account.
You can tell which cell controls the mobile
by the name or by resolving the cell id
against a database of cell id to locations.
Getting the Location
If the area name is not present in the
LOCATION event reported in your FlexiSPY
web account, then you can use our free
cell id location discoverer to go "cell spotting"
and track their alleged movements to the
cell id reported. This cell id location
discoverer offers the option for you to
send the information to the FlexiSPY cell
ID location database. This database will
continue grow, and will be used to improve
our service to our customers, and we will
eventually connect this to Google Earth
so that you can click on a location even
and be taken to a map of the area. Please
help us by sending the discoverer information
when you are 'cell spotting".
Cell ID is not as accurate as some other
techniques, and the results are sometime
variable, because the cell coverage does
not remain static, and one cell can shrink and
a stationary phone may sometime seem to
change position. However, the variation
will only be to the cell next door, and
not across town!! Cell id mobile location
tracking can certainly provide enough
information to answer the kind of questions
that the average guy might want to know.
The advantage of using Cell id is that
no special mobile is required, and the
service is free