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UK-based mobile phone location service launched
Posted on 1-Aug-2005 10:07 | Tags Filed under: News


UK-based mobile phone location service launched
Rock Seven Mobile Services Limited launched a new mobile location service called 'Closer'. The service allows their website users to locate individuals anywhere in the UK using a mobile phone signal.

Easy to use, the system allows both businesses and consumers to locate their staff or family members at the click of a mouse. The system works with mobile phones on Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange, Fresh, Tesco and EasyMobile.

Owners of the mobile phones to be located must give their permission first, by way of a text message.

The accuracy of the system varies, depending on the location in the UK. In cities and built-up areas the accuracy is usually between 100m and 1000m. In rural areas, where mobile transmitters are less dense, accuracy ranges from about 1km to 5km. Some mobile networks perform better than others.

After the trial period, an account costs a one-off fee of 50 + VAT and each time a user locates someone, it costs 25p + VAT.




More information: http://www.closer-business.com...




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