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Old 11-04-2006, 9:25 AM
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Features barred in the UK

I'm new to this forum but I'm trying to find out why a useful feature doesn't work in the UK. In other countries, my mobile phone will display which district I am in, obviously gathering the info from which cell mast is dominant. Why wont it work in UK?
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:01 AM
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I think by being on a UK network any UK mast you pick up will not show as you know you are in the UK - when abroad this changes and displays the location of the mast. I think a mobile on a foreign network would show you the district you are in.
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Old 11-04-2006, 12:23 PM
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Yea Sparky, but if you travel in the UK would you not like to know which district of which city you were in? Like going through London by train, every few minutes the distrivt would change.
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Old 11-04-2006, 1:05 PM
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That actually sounds like quite a nifty little extra but to be honest, it's not of all that much use. If you were going through London by train, instead of looking at your phone to tell you where you are, you could always just look at the signs at the stations.
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Old 11-04-2006, 1:23 PM
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Don't know where you live, and maybe the train analogy was naff, but this would be useful. Apparantly the facility is available on the continent too. Just wondered why it doesn't work here.
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Old 11-04-2006, 2:11 PM
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I'm new to this forum but I'm trying to find out why a useful feature doesn't work in the UK. In other countries, my mobile phone will display which district I am in, obviously gathering the info from which cell mast is dominant. Why wont it work in UK?

Im guessing because of the sheer number of phones in the U.K. this would be to hard to implement. It could also be some sort of security regulation.
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Old 11-04-2006, 2:50 PM
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Yeah i would think it would be something to do with a security regulation, the high number of cell phones wouldn't affect it.
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Old 11-04-2006, 3:08 PM
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Finally cracked it. It's called "Cell Info Display". Putting that into google makes it all okay. I wont get lost again.
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Old 11-04-2006, 6:18 PM
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Finally cracked it. It's called "Cell Info Display". Putting that into google makes it all okay. I wont get lost again.

Yay!

ahem...

Good job!
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Old 12-04-2006, 12:32 PM
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Finally cracked it. It's called "Cell Info Display". Putting that into google makes it all okay. I wont get lost again.

So do you have it displaying on your mobile now? What phone do you have? I might take a look at this - it sounds pretty nifty
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Old 12-04-2006, 2:11 PM
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It might depend on the operator too - O2 used to provide me this information (as a telephone area code) but Orange sadly doesn't.
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Old 13-04-2006, 12:14 AM
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I'm new to this forum but I'm trying to find out why a useful feature doesn't work in the UK. In other countries, my mobile phone will display which district I am in, obviously gathering the info from which cell mast is dominant. Why wont it work in UK?

I have orange and it works fine, it might have something to do with the network you use.
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Old 14-04-2006, 9:50 AM
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In the UK, "Cell Info Display" always shows the landline area code you are in. You can also, however, dial *#102# into your phone to obtain the cell's identification which often contains the name of an actual place.
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Old 15-04-2006, 1:23 PM
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Wow, I never knew that. I thought my GPS was totally accurate. I'd rather get a real GPS and just stick it on my phone though.
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