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    Distance between mobile and tower

    Dear All,

    Is there any way to find the distance between mobile and tower. In short my task is to get xy coordinate of the tower from cellid of the tower using location.gsm_location().If anybody send sample code it is really help for me.

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    K.JAYAKUMAR
    Last edited by jkumar80; 2009-05-30 at 06:36.

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    Re: Distance between mobile and tower

    You can't get the coordinates from the cell-ID, unless the operator for some reason has decided to encode the coordinates in the cell-ID. In most cases, the cell-ID is just a unique number within that operator's network.

    You also can't get the distance from the tower with any published APIs(or in what direction from you it is). You might be able to get the signal strength, but that's not directly useful for determining the distance.

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