How To Check Geolocation By Phone Number

Technical details

How to use it?

Official bodies

Telecommunications operator services (MTS, Megafon, Beeline, Tele2, etc.)

Almost every mobile operator in Russia has a geolocation service with the same principle of operation. The service of this kind in the Big Three operators is called Locator and is provided on a paid basis. The service is implemented on the LDСS platform using the CELL ID determination method. You can connect it using USSD requests, through the voice menu of service numbers, the operator, as well as in the customer service center. At the same time, this can be done with the consent of the owner of the phone, so de facto and without it: it is enough for a few minutes to pick up the mobile phone of the subscriber. Information about the current location of the subscriber can be received on your mobile phone in the form of SMS or graphically, with cards with markers, however, for this you will need to install a special application downloaded from the website of the telecom operator (“Locator” from Beeline, “Navigator” from Megafon, etc. d.).

How To Check Geolocation By Phone Number

Connection of the Locator service from Beeline
To activate the service, you just need to send an empty SMS to 5166. And download the Locator application (works only on Android). The cost of the service is 3 rubles per day. You can track up to 5 numbers, even other operators (MTS and Megafon).

Connecting the Navigator service at Megafon
It is enough to send 140 # from the desired mobile USSD request or on the site m.navigator.megafon.ru. You can see where the desired object is located on the same site. Or using the USSD request 140 7XXXXXXXXXXX # (where 7XXXXXXXXXXX is the telephone number of the desired subscriber). The cost of the service is 3 rubles per day. You can track subscribers of other networks (MTS)

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Connection of the Locator service from MTS
The service is activated by USSD-request 111 788 #. To add monitored subscribers, you need to send SMS to 6677 short number, for example: "DOB Wife 89167654321". The cost of the service is 100 rubles per month. You can track subscribers "Megaphone".

Activation of the Geopoisk service from Tele2
The service is activated by USSD-request 119 01 #. To enable tracking, dial 119 1 7xxxxxxxxxx #. For information about where the phone is, dial 119 2 7xxxxxxxxxx #. The cost of 60 rubles per month. It does not work in all regions.

It is important to understand:

  • Coordinates can be given with an error of 100-250 meters in the city center to 1 kilometer on the outskirts.
  • If a person’s mobile is turned off, then they won’t be able to determine his location using the service.
  • This method only works if the subscriber you want to find is in Russia.
  • You can not determine the coordinates more often than every 4-5 minutes. Those. Keeping track of a moving object will be difficult.
  • Determining the location of subscribers is available only with their permission (you need to access the phone to confirm activation of the service).

Spyware for tracking your phone (iPhone, Android)

Beware of scammers

Cheap or free?

Guaranteed free mobile tracking methods work only if you have access to a person’s phone. All of them are described above. But is it possible to get this information for free or for little money if there is no access to the phone? Read the tips below.