Help needed with GSM Geolocation without GPS

Daniele Forsi dforsi at
Tue Nov 6 17:02:55 CET 2012

2012/11/6 robin:

> so is there any other way to get this information?

GetNeighbourCellInformation works on the GTA02, I used it

the following code works for me, I just checked it with SHR-20101205,
it used to work also on Debian but some update broke something, and I
can't get it to work with QTmoko 48 I installed fso from neocontrol
and rebooted the phone, but I guess I need to edit a configuration
file to start fso

it is almost identical to yours except the try/except block and in
fact it fails often to print neighbour cells:

#!/usr/bin/env python
# License CC0
import dbus
import time

bus = dbus.SystemBus()
gsm_device_obj = bus.get_object( 'org.freesmartphone.ogsmd',
'/org/freesmartphone/GSM/Device' )
gsm_monitor_iface = dbus.Interface(gsm_device_obj,

while True:
    print (gsm_monitor_iface.GetServingCellInformation(),

Daniele Forsi

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