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[Discuss] GPS feature in cellphones?

Having worked for McCaw Cellular aka Cellular One aka AT&T Wireless
Services, I remember them doing this in the 90's.  Even if your cell phone
doesn't have GPS capabilities, the phone companies could track you using
what's called triangulation.  It's not as accurate as GPS, but it's close
enough.  I remember working next to our fraud department in Ft Lauderdale
and they would help the FBI and other law enforcement agencies track down
people doing illegal things.  It was a daily occurrence that some form of
law enforcement was in our office getting info.

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On Thu, Jun 5, 2014 at 9:25 AM, Oliver Holmes <oliverholmes369 at>

> Hi All!
> Thank you for reading and answering my post in advance.
> My question is old voice flip phones could only be traced to the
> transmitting tower. But I understand now that GPS is built in and is active
> whether you activate it or not. So there is the potential to track you
> within three meters. Is this so?
> Oliver
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