Monday, April 7, 2008

Location On

Got this in an email and thought I would pass it on:

Thought this was worth passing along.
You may remember that a young woman was recently abducted from a Target parking lot in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City. Her body was discovered many miles away in Missouri. They were able to locate her by the sequence of cell phone towers that picked up her cell phone location.
She had not attempted to dial out, but when her family was trying to call her the towers could sense her phone. Sadly, the authorities were not able to reach her in time. However, they were able to locate her body which was in an area where they never would have searched without the cell phone tower information.

The cell phone 'locator' can be either set on:
1. '911 only' ... in which case you must dial out to be located;
2. or it can be set to be on all the time .. 'Location on'

There is NO higher battery usage from having it on all of the time.
With it on all the time you can be located by emergency services through the police if you fail to respond (sick, injured or worse). I found that on my phone 'location' was not on.

I turned it on so my phone can be traced.

ALL cell phones have this feature. It's called Location.

It's under the: Settings tool.

Once you turn this on, THEN your phone is traceable (select 'Location On' instead of '911 Only').

To stay safe, everyone needs to check their phone and turn this on!!!

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