E911 with location services off?
If I turn off Location Services (Settings>General>Location Services) on my son's iPhone 3GS would AT&T still be able to track his location in case of an emergency (assuming the phone is on but no call is made) or are all GPS signals disabled by doing this?
- 07-29-2010, 07:49 AM #2
- 07-29-2010, 09:15 AM #4
The reason for all of this is that my (paranoid) ex-wife insists on turning his location services off when my son is with her for fear that I will "track" her (never have, never will). I'm not sure why she is worried about this or where she is going but I want to make sure all safety features are available to him in an emergency.
- 07-29-2010, 10:10 AM #6
- 07-29-2010, 11:04 AM #7
- 08-05-2010, 04:38 PM #8
When you call 9-1-1 from a cellphone, your location is triangluated from 3 cell towers, not the phones GPS. So if you turn off the GPS on the phone, E911 will still display your location (within 100 feet usually). Also the only way for AT&T to track a phone is by a court subpeana issued by a judge and that is only issued if there is a life/death emergency.