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I Phone question

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by kolar412, May 22, 2013.

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  1. kolar412

    kolar412 Member

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    Is it possible when you recieve a text on an iphone can you tell where the text was sent from?
     
  2. 1perazzi

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    Of course! It should come up from a phone # or a name if he or she is in your contacts.
     
  3. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

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    Are you talking geographic location?
     
  4. kolar412

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    Yes geographic location such as Fishers, Indiana or Middletown, Ohio.
     
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    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    Not that I've seen on the iphone 4
     
  6. 1perazzi

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    Just google the area code..
     
  7. need to shoot more

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    The area code will NOT tell you where the call is coming from just where the orgin is from.
     
  8. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    In that vein, nothing will tell you geographically where a call or text is coming from, just where the area code belongs. And now a days, you can choose your area code as well as your phone number, so you could live in NYC, and have a LA area code, even if you've never left NY in your life.
     
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    The answer in short is no. That said, law enforcement and/or the courts can subpoena the phone companies and have a track done which tells which towers the signal pinged off of when the message was sent. This in turn will give them a general geographic location.

    I believe there is some cell providers that have offered a plan geared towards keeping track of your kids which gives the location of the phone at any given time. This however needs to be set up on both ends.

    What reason do you have for needing to know where the person was who sent you a message?
     
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