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mobile and geolocate them

Hi,

I have several mobile devices with no gps. They are nokia and others... are simple devices. Every truck driver has its own mobile device and I need to geolocate them to know where are they.

Is possible?

Best regards
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heze54
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malcouCommented:
Hi
Which country are you from?

The technology to do this is availible, but not all countries allow normal users access to it.
The typical senario is a text message is sent to the telephone in question and the end user has to accept they will be tracked before it will work
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heze54Author Commented:
Spain.. we are working with several mobile operators here
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BijuMenonCommented:
May be your Service Provider can help you track the IMEI number. You will get the IMEI number by using *#06#

You can also google and try find some website which may help you track these mobiles using its IMEI number. IMEI number is the unique international number from the mobile manufacturer.

Else you will need GPS enabled phones and appropriate softwares.
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malcouCommented:
Don't know of any systems using just GSM in Spain
As BijuMenon says, if your service providers can't help you then you will need to change to GPS phones
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MeffCommented:
>  I need to geolocate them to know where are they. Is possible?
Yes it is, but in most countries it is not legal. You are able to track the SIM cards that you own. You just need an API to access too. If contact me direct then I will be able to support you with further details.

1. GSM locating from scratch
http://www.gsm-modem.de/gsm-location.html
This algorithm / method I used in year 2000 at EXPO 2000 in Hannover to locate the sales men of the tickets of the cable cars. They had always a huge amount of money in their pockets. We protected them by GSM locating.

2. GSM locating by GSM operator
Some of the GSM operators offers an software interface to locate mobile phones. Please note that this type of locating asks always for permission. The user of the phone has to agree by SMS. Some friendship portals are using that feature.

3. GSM locating in combination with GPS locating
If you use smart phones, then I am able to support you with an application, that will support GSM locating and GPS locating together. To be legal, you have to inform your drivers.

4. GSM locating by special SIM cards
It is possible to track a SIM card worldwide in any GSM network. You will be able to track your truck drivers even when they are outside of Spain. The other benefit will be that you will have a worldwide or European wide fixed communication fee. This will save  money for communication with truck driver too.

I hope my that my explanation helps you. I Tweet about locating and machine to machine applications sometimes here http://twitter.com/H_Naumann .  I would be glad if follow me too.
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heze54Author Commented:
Partially good+ my ISP response
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