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Re: [newtech-1] iPhone LoJack

From: Michael S.
Sent on: Saturday, February 23, 2008 11:38 PM
On Feb 22, 2008, at 10:20 AM, Baba wrote:

> SMS messages have the information of the cell tower that was used,  
> time
> stamp and the SMS gateway provider information. When Iwe were  
> building some
> web based applications back in 2000 with VoIP, we wanted to be able to
> integrate it with SMS which was at that time it was only supported  
> on GSM
> networks. What I had learned then was that there is another protocol  
> called
> SS7 which is what provides the routing data that you are discussing  
> here.

Thanks!

>
> It is interesting that there are any number of applications/tweaks  
> etc for
> the iphone being developed or already being shared, yet it doesn't  
> seem to
> be the same for Blackberries or Treo's. Wonder if that is cuz those  
> two
> platforms are not hip enough or if those platforms so closed and  
> stodgy that
> they never were able to embrace people to want to write applets etc.

Maybe it's because most people have traditionally gotten Blackberrys  
and Treo by businesses or for business reasons.  iPhone is the first  
mainstream smartphone that consumers (and business) people are  
buying.  Also it's Unix based so you get all the Linux and OS X people  
playing around with it.

Michael


> On a side note has anyone used Cellity's FreeSMS service, supposedly  
> it is a
> Java client and I wondered if anyone had success with it.
>
>
> On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 10:06 AM, Art Wynne  
> <[address removed]> wrote:
>
>> I know there is some header information that sent with the SMS but  
>> not
>> displayed on the screen.  I'm not sure if it has the tower location
>> information but something must be there relating to the tower for  
>> police to
>> locate a 911 caller using triangulation.
>>
>> The header information also includes info about your handset such  
>> as the
>> OS you're running, the make and (possibly) model of the phone.
>>
>> Art Wynne
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Michael Stearne <[address removed]>
>> To: [address removed]
>> Sent: Friday, February 22,[masked]:48:55 AM
>> Subject: Re: [newtech-1] iPhone LoJack
>>
>>
>> On Feb 22, 2008, at 9:39 AM, Dean Collins wrote:
>>
>>> For all you apple fanboys
>>>
>>> http://www.tuaw.c...­
>>>
>>> looks like a more complicate install than it needs to be but I love
>>> the ability to have a public access webservice to update a site to
>>> tell you where your handset is so your friends can see where you are
>>> at today.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Kind of like http://www.dodgeb...­ from a few years ago.
>>
>> Does anyone know if when receiving a SMS message is there this cell
>> tower location information sent in a packet with the SMS?
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
>>
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