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(Mirror.co.uk)   Police respond to emergency call when heavy breathing is all they can hear, find dog running around yard with phone in its mouth. Too bad they didn't have collar ID   (mirror.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-04-16 04:36:48 PM  
Here's a question...  How did the cops know where to go to respond to the call?  Land lines corresponded to a physical address, but even if dispatcher can look up who owns a cellphone, that doesn't tell them where it is.  Can cellphone providers triangulate that quickly on request (in the case of a non-GPS equipped cellphone, or dumb-phone).  Can dispatchers query a smart phone for location data?
 
2014-04-17 10:05:13 AM  

UtileDysfunktion: Here's a question...  How did the cops know where to go to respond to the call?  Land lines corresponded to a physical address, but even if dispatcher can look up who owns a cellphone, that doesn't tell them where it is.  Can cellphone providers triangulate that quickly on request (in the case of a non-GPS equipped cellphone, or dumb-phone).  Can dispatchers query a smart phone for location data?


In my city (Pgh) it seems they can mostly just tell the general area, like within a block or so. I'm told it varies according to the equipement available to the 911 call centers. Not sure if it can be done at all with "throw-aways" people put minutes on.
 
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