Can 911 locate you on a cell phone?


Cannuck
#31
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post

You two I expected not to have read the article. Mhz, because he can't read, and cannuck because he thinks he knows it all. Like Petros pointed out, the article explains why 911 doesn't get location services from cell phones.

Didn't have to read the article to answer the question in the thread title.

Quote:

Today's cellphone system does not automatically send location data when you dial 911. After the call comes in, the dispatcher's computer transmits a digital request to the cellphone network seeking the phone's location. The data exchange can take seconds or even minutes. Sometimes, it doesn't return a location at all.

Looks like the article backed me up quite nicely. Petros looks silly yet again. You would think he'd be use to it by now
 
DaSleeper
#32
That's what trolls do derail a discusion....
 
Cannuck
#33
You mean like you're trying to do?
 
DaSleeper
+1
#34
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister View Post

If the phone is GPS-capable, and the function is enabled, you can be located to within a few meters. My wife and I have tested this with our iPhones' "Find my iPhone" feature, it shows you a map with roads identified on it and an icon showing the phone's location. In an urban area it can pin your location down to a street address. I dunno if the 911 people have that technology, I've never had to call them, but it's certainly doable in principle.

There are apps that will do it more easily than find my phone, where you have to remember each other's username and password, which also takes time to do
The easiest way is in a text message....like this....

Since when you open maps on IPhone your location is automatically there

How to send any location from the Maps app with iMessage
  1. Launch the Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the location you'd like to share. ...
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Tap on Message.
  5. Type the name of the person with whom you'd like to share your location.
  6. Tap Send.


https://www.google.ca/#q=send+your+l...a+text+message
 
MHz
#35
Quote: Originally Posted by gerryh View Post



You two I expected not to have read the article. Mhz, because he can't read, and cannuck because he thinks he knows it all. Like Petros pointed out, the article explains why 911 doesn't get location services from cell phones.

How do 'we' know you read the article, you might be working off Pete's post???
 
Cannuck
#36
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

How do 'we' know you read the article, you might be working off Pete's post???

I didn't read the article. I didn't have to to answer the question posed
 
DaSleeper
+1
#37
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

How do 'we' know you read the article, you might be working off Pete's post???

He doesn't need to read anything to shoot off his stupid troll mouth!!
 
Cannuck
#38
Let's try and stick to the topic Das. I think many of us have had enough of your trolling, m'kay?

Did you find my answers helpful at all?
 
jannie
-1
#39
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DaSleeper
+1
#40
Quote: Originally Posted by Dexter Sinister View Post

If the phone is GPS-capable, and the function is enabled, you can be located to within a few meters. My wife and I have tested this with our iPhones' "Find my iPhone" feature, it shows you a map with roads identified on it and an icon showing the phone's location. In an urban area it can pin your location down to a street address. I dunno if the 911 people have that technology, I've never had to call them, but it's certainly doable in principle.

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

There are apps that will do it more easily than find my phone, where you have to remember each other's username and password, which also takes time to do
The easiest way is in a text message....like this....

Since when you open maps on IPhone your location is automatically there

How to send any location from the Maps app with iMessage

  1. Launch the Maps app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the location you'd like to share. ...
  3. Tap on the Share button.
  4. Tap on Message.
  5. Type the name of the person with whom you'd like to share your location.
  6. Tap Send.

Dunno if it came with the latest software update but there seems to be an even simpler way.....

1. Go to your favorite contact and scroll down
2. select "share my location"
3. Send that person a message
Under that message you will find written, the date and time you started sharing your location.
If you ever delete that message, it will not work anymore
4. Any time that person wants to know where you are they only have to click on your name in messages
and touch the little i for information on the top right corner of the screen
And a detailed map with your location will pop up, without you knowing that your wife, was checking on you!

5 It's only fair that she reciprocates .....non?
 

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