Getting location info from cell tower

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak seba.dos1 at
Sat Aug 22 13:21:56 CEST 2009

On 8/22/09, c_c <cchandel at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Sebastian Krzyszkowiak wrote:
>> Except cell broadcast channel there is also something like "Cell info"
>> (it was exposed in settings in my Nokia and Motorola phones), and it
>> in some networks provide info about location and doesn't have such
>> limitation as cell broadcasting.
>> Is it possible to get  it from Calypso and FSO?
>   Well, that cell info on nokia and motorola phone is the data from a cell
> broadcast service channel providing location data. It works here when I
> register for all channels (since I dont know which chaneel the data is sent
> on). The very same location info is now shown on the launcher home page.
>   Set a listener for "org.freesmartphone.ogsmd",
> "/org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device",  "org.freesmartphone.GSM.CB",
> "SetCellBroadcastSubscriptions" and pass the value "all".
>   You'll get a string with the location.

I was asking, cause "cell info" and "cell broadcast" were two other
functions in all phones i had before Freerunner, and i always had cell
info displayed before cell broadcast came (broadcast was handled as

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak

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