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originally posted by: grainofsand
Yes, all phones can be tracked to within a few metres by triangulating the signal in relation to receiver masts.
It is unlikely that this happens as a matter of course though, but yep, got a mobile switched on and certain agencies will be able to find out roughly where it is.
I've had a pre-paid-top-up non-contract phone for years which I've never registered.
Lately the mobile provider has started blocking 'age related' sites on the internet side (even some political blogs!) and I went to their local store to get the block lifted. The staff advised me that I must provide ID, even though I am clearly aged over 18, I declined the invitation, replying that I like the anonymity, and I use a proxy server to get around it. ATS has not been banned by the provider...yet lol
originally posted by: Shiloh7
The other day in the Building Society I was not allowed to withdraw a sum of money because I did not have my passport on me. I fumed and probably nearly gave my health a real fright! The idea that people who know me and can identify me from a number of years of using their branch, but will not give me my money when I need it is pure legslitave vindictiveness.
originally posted by: g146541
a reply to: uninfluenced
If I wanted to totally avoid tracking, I'd use a mylar bag or tin foil, or both.
No need to remove the battery as the faraday cage will block all signal.
originally posted by: uninfluenced
im on vodafone, i have a crappy old Samsung GT-E1195
its just a basic flip fone from 2009 no cam no internet
can i be tracked?
no i am not on the run from the police
and i have not stolen it
its just that im told that absolutly all fones even if turned on can be tracked so everywhere you are at every moment is known to big brother
i know you can say well if u have nothing to hide u shudnt be worried, but i`m not a dog that needs a collar or tag, its just an invasion of my privacy
so yes if you are in the uk or know about these things then reply