Excuse me if this is not the correct forum for this question. I am in the process of creating a MIDlet that will obtain the location of a phone that is NOT connected to a GPS receiver or has GPS func, meaning that I will need to use Cell IDs as much as possible. In reading all the JSR 179 specs (Sun and Nokia), I was under the impression that the JSR 179 impl supports cell id based location. However, on my E50, upon installing the Tourist demo app, I see that it is looking for a GPS unit. In googling on this topic, it looks like CellID based location is not supported by JSR 179. I have the following questions for which I would appreciate responses:
1. Can someone confirm for sure that CellID based location finding is not supported in JSR 179?
2. Is such info something that I can obtain from my carrier (India's Airtel)?
3. What are the alternatives that I have (considering that I do NOT use GPS)? NetMonitor? Write Symbian C++ code to pick up the CellID info, etc from IMSI? I would like to obtain latitude and longitude of the mobile phone location.