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# 129013 31-Aug-2013 19:07
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Misplaced my vodafone mobile yesterday and by the sound of a call to it seems to still have charge and is in coverage .. is there any way to find out which cell site it is hooked into?



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  # 887507 31-Aug-2013 19:10
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Sorry but this INFO is not just given out like that and i'm sure a warrant would be required from the NZ Police and a single sector could cover quite a large area

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  # 887530 31-Aug-2013 19:31
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Is it a smart phone? if so  and an android you could remotely install some "find my phone" software, there are a number of different ones to choose from, most will report to an email address with gps co-ords or via a web interface.

 
 
 
 


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  # 887668 1-Sep-2013 02:55
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you guys can triangulate the phones location with the 3 cellsites its connected too, when the GCSB asks, why cant you do it when the user asks?





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  # 887695 1-Sep-2013 08:44
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Because they are allowed to by law <ducks>

Is it an iPhone? Android?

Some of the 'install after lost' only work on android 2.3
https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager ?

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  # 887702 1-Sep-2013 09:03
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SpookyAwol: Because they are allowed to by law <ducks>

Is it an iPhone? Android?

Some of the 'install after lost' only work on android 2.3
https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager ?



The new version of google play lets you track your phone

https://www.google.com/android/devicemanager



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  # 887722 1-Sep-2013 10:11
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All very helpful information (for future) - thanks guys - unfortunately it was a young person's phone with no internet plan .. knowing the cell site would have helped narrow down to the last place/suburb visited but Vodafone are saying no way, kind of surprising when you can provide the pin number etc .. but Vodafone do provide the last call details.

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  # 887725 1-Sep-2013 10:17
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Front line staff do not have access to see what cell / sector the handset would be camping on

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