Tracking GSM Phone

Since all of the previous posts are about tracking phones using GPS, for today’s post we would like to explain on the methods in tracking GSM phones. First of all, what is a GSM? GSM stands for Global System for Mobile Communications. It was a standard developed by the Europeans and it became the de facto global standard for mobile communications. One of the key features of GSM is the application of the SIM card. SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module. It is a smart card that is attached inside your phone. The SIM acts a unique identity card for the user of the phone where it contains the user’s personal information and its subscription number to the network.

So, in terms of tracking a GSM phone, the SIM card plays a key role here. This is due to the fact that your phone will always be communicating with a nearby cell tower. And through that communication, the information inside your SIM is used as a means of communication. The data that is being transmitted to nearby cell tower will consists of your MNC or Mobile Network Code and also your phone’s manufacturer data such as the IMEI and also ICCID number. The tracking of your phone by the network tower is done through geo-location technique. So by using the information provided by this radio network tower, you can actually determine the phone cell coordinate data from public portal such as the Google Maps. This is due to the fact that many smartphones are now using the Google Maps Mobile. Through this app, Google has been able to store billions of data from user’s smartphones across the world. Among information that was shared is the Mobile Network Code (MNC), Location Area Code (LAC) and also Cell ID. By using this data into Google Map, you will be able to track the phone to the nearest cell tower that is picking up this data. There are now many websites that offers this services that links it with Google Map.

30 thoughts on “Tracking GSM Phone

  1. I lost my nokia X2 cell phone.. IMEI 351657052312115 please traces it.. In cell phone it have my persnl file of my office. Please contact me my no 09461859667.

  2. i lost my nokia asha 305 mobile at choda varm imei ;354604050411504 please send any information to me at ;9848903181

  3. I have lost my Micromax A114 last week. Can you please help track with the below IMEI no. Please contact me at 08409636090


  4. sir I lost my mobile phone. model NOKIA X7 SMARTPHONE. .IMEI number is 358609040970317. .cuntry user bangladesh. Please help me. .

  5. I lost my moto x, I’d like to trace the location using the IMEI, because here in Brazil the cops don’t matter about my case and the operator says that cant trace the location, is someone can help me with a software os something else, reply in

  6. I have lost my Samsung grand .plz suggested I well get my mobile phone.plz context me on my no.9837404420/9319404420.
    plz plz

  7. Hi,
    I’m Gopal Kumar, basically from Purnea (Bihar) & live at Basheer Hostel, EFL University, Hyderabad.
    My Nokia X2-00 mobile phone theft from my room of hostel some days ago.
    The EMEI no. of my mobile phone is 355367042002893.
    Please help me to find that mobile phone.
    Thank You!

  8. Dharambir sir my mobile lost gionee m2 imei no.86534602000298.865346022002985 I
    Sonepat haryana mobile no .9991185095. 9466688281

  9. Your name: Kalyani Kumari

    Address: House No-830 Third Floor, Rohini,Sec-02,New Delhi(110085)

    Phone model: Nokia Asha 305

    Last used No.:7838200564

    E-mail for

    Missed date:05/13/2015

    IMEI No.: 353673057646405

  10. my phone has missing and emi no is 867361013318793 please find out or reply me which no is working with this emi thanks

  11. my phone has missing and emi no is 359451066234545 please find out or reply me which no is working with this emi thanks

  12. my self Ashu saini from Kanpur. c2 – c2-01 nd imei no-355942059876916
    20 days before lass please sarch my
    cell phone my no- 8948123292

  13. My phone has missing and imei no is 358608065968408/358608065968412(Microsoft Lumia 540) please find out or reply me which no is working with this imei thanks

  14. My phone was stolen at the church programme, and i do not have IMEI because it was given to me by somebody. how do i track it without using this IMEI

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