[LINK] question re mobile phone tracking

Adam Todd link at todd.inoz.com
Sun Oct 29 22:53:28 AEDT 2006

At 09:39 PM 29/10/2006, Antony Barry wrote:

>On 29/10/2006, at 8:25 PM, Adam Todd wrote:
>>If you are a nerdy type, you might also grab the cell info from
>>your phone as you trek around and therefore can do the reverse of
>>finding your location, hence find the location of the towers!
>Driving in my car with the radio (ABC FM 102.3mhz) on I hear
>interference from the phone as it switches from one base station to
>another. It happens at roughly the same place each time and sometimes
>multiple times at the phone hunts between two stations.

It's not necessarily changing towers.  It may simply be the place where 
signal strength changes or one of the nearby towers is interrupted and the 
control channel bursts to life to work out which tower is closer.

On most phones you can turn on Cell Tower displays :)

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