Is it possible to track the current location of a Mobile user without using internet and GPS? Is there any way of locating the user by only using the network provider info, signal reception and transmission distance from the nearest mobile operator antenna? Is there any computer software that can be used to track the location of the mobile user?
closed as off-topic by Mike Fitzpatrick, gronostaj, Dave M, Mokubai, Shakehar Aug 30 '13 at 17:20
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1) Yes there is. The mobile provider needs to know where your phone (or rather, near which transmission tower your phone is) so they can send incoming phone calls to you. No internet is needed.
2) Nobody can track anything using GPS. GPS is receive only.
3) Please read or
To clarify GPS:
Imagine a person standing on a hill top shouting: 'I am on the hill top and the time is precisely 15:00 hours and 0 seconds'. If you hear that message at 15:00 hours and 3 seconds then you know you are 1km away from that hill top. (sound travels at about 1km per 3 seconds).
Replace the person shouting with a few satellites which broadcast a time signal (broadcast/shout only) and you get GPS.
Since you do not talk/shout/send anything back to the person on the hill there is no way for them to track you.