Help needed with GSM Geolocation without GPS

mauve openmoko at
Tue Nov 6 15:03:11 CET 2012

On 06.11.2012 13:52, Pascal Gosselin wrote:
> Question:  Is is possible to do cell-based location with an
> de-activated SIM ?    I recall that many phones will allow for an
> Emergency Call (911 in North America) without an active subscription.
> Can the Cell ID (CID) be obtained on the GTA02 in such a situation ?

I haven't specifically checked.

However, the several USB modems I've tried this with were quite happy 
show a list of operators available, with cells.

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