Lat/Long co-ords

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Mark,

Sending a blank SMS to 1715678 used to give you the Lat/Long co-ords of the nearest mobile tower, although I've heard the service is experimental and keeps changing.

Mitchell......

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Mitch
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Could've sworn I said *precisely* that the other day! :->

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Dave :)

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David L. Jones

Dave wroteCould've sworn I said *precisely* that the other day! :->

But it doesn't work! :-( Fred

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fred

Are you with Telstra?

Dave :)

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David L. Jones

No mate, does that make a difference? I was fascinated by that lat/long no. idea, and most disappointed that it didn't work...

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fred

It does not currently work. I am with Telstra and get an SMS reply saying that it is an experimental service and not accessible but if I am in trouble I should ring 000.

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David Segall

Yes it does matter, as I mentioned in my original post linked above, it is (was?) a Telstra service so only available to telstra mobile customers.

A $100 GPS will get you a much more accurate Lat/Long than any such mobile service will :->

Dave :)

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David L. Jones

012 is better than 000 on a mobile!

Dave :)

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David L. Jones

Doh! Better make that 112!

Dave :)

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David L. Jones

I don't see why 112 is "better" than 000 since they both result in the same destination unless you mean that it is better to train yourself to use 112 because it is universal. In any case, I was quoting from Telstra's SMS.

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David Segall

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Sending a blank SMS to 1715678 used to give you the Lat/Long co-ords = of the nearest mobile tower, although I've heard the service is experimental and keeps changing.

Mitchell......

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Anna Aicehy

I believe, if you lose network coverage from your home provider, 000 wont work .. however 112 will work if you are within range of ANY network coverage ..

ie, if your with vodafone, and leave a vodafone coverage area, 000 won't work, where 112 will work if you are within say telstras's coverage area..

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Lord-Data

no.

Hi Dave. Sorry! I thought you meant did I work for Telstra, and the answer to that is no. But yes I have a Telstra service but there's no result to the number.

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fred

Not only that, 112 will work without a SIM card or even if the phone is locked. In other words you could turn on a unconcious victims phone & use it without knowing any PIN or other security number. It is a world wide standard.

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Kevin Martin

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Kevin Martin

As long as you aren't using a CDMA as the 112 doesn't always apply to CDMA networks, only 000 (my CDMA phone doesn't recognise 112 and neither does the network).. Hmm, now you'd think they'd make just one 'standard', wouldn't you? ;-)

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Marty1

no.

no.

Sorry all! Must have been sending a "blank" email that wasn't. It works now and gives the lat/long (a bit wildly though - sill checking)

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fred

no.

no.

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fred

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Note: In THE SIMPSONS , The stonecutters use 112!

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Mark

In the original version of the Simpsons in the US it was 912.

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Michael A. Terrell

Yep, definitely not 112, as 912.

Ken

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