Can the phone without GPS as it is to return the approximate coordinates?

Whether it is possible to calculate the approximate latitude longitude operator?
July 9th 19 at 11:26
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July 9th 19 at 11:28
There are 3 shirokopolosnykh ways:

2. Wi-Fi network.
3. Communication towers, cellular base operators, that is, so-called honeycombs. In debuzna phone mode get to them easily. How to get to them in the normal phone - no idea.

Some operators offer such a service. They have whipped with method 3. Can they request and receive the answer by SMS.

Methods 2 and 3 are implemented with the use of databases with the coordinates of networks.
July 9th 19 at 11:30
Can. On the droid if gps is turned off a method of obtaining coordinates will return just the coordinates for the cell towers.
and if not Android, and the usual push-button telephone? - Kendrick_Schu commented on July 9th 19 at 11:33
And where he in this case, the coordinates you have to return? In the rail? Which OS is there? If no and no applications cannot be installed - it is unlikely that it can be done. - nicklaus commented on July 9th 19 at 11:36
: but as the same bugs work with SIM cards, I send him SMS, he gives you a latitude and longitude in response - Kendrick_Schu commented on July 9th 19 at 11:39
Wait - you just interest - is it possible? Possible. Or do you want to these coordinates on your push-button phone? - nicklaus commented on July 9th 19 at 11:42
: I wonder how it works - Kendrick_Schu commented on July 9th 19 at 11:45
July 9th 19 at 11:32
If there is a WiFi and the network connection, then the coordinates are calculated approximately according to the power of WiFi hotspots in sight.
The coordinates of these points were "merged" in the network other device with WiFi, GPS and the Internet.
Here is a link - How to determine location (GPS coordinates) of the WiFi access point, its MAC address or MAC addresses of nearby points?
You can try their point checking the database for example (mac address).
What is the easiest way to know someone else's MAC address in this case? - Kendrick_Schu commented on July 9th 19 at 11:35
: To execute the command: arp-a
Next to the address of the access point is its MAC adrese. - nicklaus commented on July 9th 19 at 11:38

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