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    Getting the location without using a GPS

    For a project I need to find out in what country the phone is. This is obviously possible with the N95 and 6110 but not so easy with older phones.

    So, is there a way to get the location of the phone when a GPS is not available?

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    Thumbs up Re: Getting the location without using a GPS

    First of all, you don't need to use N95, E90 or 6110 Navigator to make location based applications - you can also use external bluetooth GPS device to get your position with any smartphone that has public bluetooth API (which is true when you develop in Symbian or J2ME with JSR-82).

    If you need to know what country the phone currently is you don't need GPS module - you only need MCC (Mobile Country Code) and small database of codes corresponding to countries (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._country_codes).
    You may find many examples of doing it - you may try this one http://newlc.com/monitoring-network-and-cell-id/ to get MCC/MNC. The rest is simple ;-)


    Hope you will find this answer helpful.

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    Jack

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    Re: Getting the location without using a GPS

    Quote Originally Posted by jack44 View Post
    First of all, you don't need to use N95, E90 or 6110 Navigator to make location based applications - you can also use external bluetooth GPS device to get your position with any smartphone that has public bluetooth API (which is true when you develop in Symbian or J2ME with JSR-82).
    HI Jack ,
    I am also work on similar project Can you clear it to me the above quoted text.
    Actually I have to fetch the network information from any mobile phone.
    Waiting for your reply.......

    Thanks.......

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    Re: Getting the location without using a GPS

    if you want to know the country that phone is in, then read it from the Cell id, if you need to know the country of origin of the subscriper, then read it from the IMSI number.

    yucca

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    Re: Getting the location without using a GPS

    Hi,

    The way suggested also depends on the mobile device being used. Since not all device supports the system properties for getting the cellid and other information from the network.

    I dont think there is any other way of getting location information without GPS in j2me

    Sunil

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    Re: Getting the location without using a GPS

    If bluetooth is available then you can use Bluetooth GPS.

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    Re: Getting the location without using a GPS

    You can easily get the country information from all the symbian based device using the telephony API, telephony API will gives the Mobile Country Country Code(MCC), check out CTelephony - NotifyChange methode, it will give you what u are looking for.
    Sajid Iqbal
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