Want to protect your cyber security and still get fast solutions? Ask a secure question today.Go Premium

x
?
Solved

location area code and cell id interpretation

Posted on 2003-02-28
4
Medium Priority
?
2,489 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-09
Hey, I can get these two peices of information by first using:
"AT+CREG=2"
and then:
"AT+CREG?"
My question is really what do they mean? Obviously they're both unique to the area/cell, but surely the cell is the area? Also are these just randomly assigned tags from the phone company or is there some rhyme and reason to them.
Cheers,
Cian
0
Comment
Question by:cianc
1 Comment
 

Accepted Solution

by:
stacis earned 200 total points
ID: 8076964
LAC identifies you within a general area.
This area can vary in Size depending on the Telco's setup. A small LAC will reduce some signalling but increase other signalling.

Cell Id  identifies the individual SITE your Mobile is On.

LAC, Cell id is during Handover and all Mobile activities, It is internally used by Mobile network

Cell Broadcast  is Text transmitted by A site and can be set by the Telco to transmit anything to any one with in the area. Some Telco's use this for advertising.
This info is not used in anyway by the Mobile Network. it is only a Service to the Subscribers

I hope this helps  
0

Featured Post

Evaluating UTMs? Here's what you need to know!

Evaluating a UTM appliance and vendor can prove to be an overwhelming exercise.  How can you make sure that you're getting the security that your organization needs without breaking the bank? Check out our UTM Buyer's Guide for more information on what you should be looking for!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This paper addresses the security of Sennheiser DECT Contact Center and Office (CC&O) headsets. It describes the DECT security chain comprised of “Pairing”, “Per Call Authentication” and “Encryption”, which are all part of the standard DECT protocol.
Your data is at risk. Probably more today that at any other time in history. There are simply more people with more access to the Web with bad intentions.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…
Suggested Courses

571 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question