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Dear all
i am trying to make a mobile application as apart of my graduation thesis
what am aiming to do is something like net monitor as i need to get the serving and neighboring cells seen by the handset and their corresponding Rx-level and then transmit them to a server where they will be used to locate the handset location,the only problem is that i cann;t access this data..as the j2me doesn't support such feature also i tried symbian C++ but still nokia doesn't allow such access so if you have any ideas how i can get such data from the mobile plz share??

thanks all

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Hi, I will suggest you a very simple way of tracking the Cell-ID. I have tried it and it works in a large number of phones. Just ask for it to the internal GSM modem by sending an AT command. You will find the GSM modem attached to a phone's COM serial port. You can write your own mobile application or connect the phone to a computer through a serial port and use a program such as "Hyper Terminal" to send these AT commands. The AT commands you need are: 1- switch to Cell-id report mode at+creg=2 2- ask for the Cell-id at+creg? this command will show you four values: n,stat,lac,id where n = reporting mode stat = registration state lac = area code ci = cell ID I hope this helps you...
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Dear Steve i forgot to mention that we are being sponsored by vodafone-EG sop we know the locations of those cells,any way as u said by best means i wil only get that of serving,anyway we find that it could be done usong STK(sim tool kit) but we are still looking so if you can help with the S.T.K
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what am aiming to do is something like net monitor as i need to get the serving and neighboring cells seen by the handset and their corresponding Rx-level and then transmit them to a server where they will be used to locate the handset location,the only problem is that i cann;t access this data..
Another problem is that at best you will only get the Cell-ID's (typically numeric numbers) - you do not know where they are in order to locate yourself relative to them. Operators are constantly changing these as they roll out improved coverage. In VF-UK we use a form of this cell database to do just what you describe for our own location services, but within the network, and always up-to-date. I doubt we could make this public - if only for transmitter security!
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Dear pete first thanks for your reply,i tired the link u supplied but it was not of much help,am using an emulator c carbide. there;s a tool provided by ericsson called TEMS what i like to do is something somhow like it just to be able to get the nmr to be used in other application hope this point have clarified what i need thks
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Dear yousef, I haven't tried this myself but came across the following post, which seems to suggest this is possible (certianly for Symbian OS v9.1). Which version of Symbian are you developing for? http://www.symbian.com/developer/techlib/v9.1docs/doc_source/guide/Telephony-subsystem-guide/N1013A/info_network.html I will also check with a colleague who I think may have had some experience in doing this. Pete

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