Are GSM mobile phone tracking is cheaper?

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asked Nov 13, 2020 in Technology by celinaquigley (750 points)

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answered Nov 15, 2020 by CaitlinGoddard (790 points)

GSM mobile phone tracking is cheaper, but less accurate than GPS satellite tracking which has been used for many years by the road haulage industry and in car Sat Navigators. The accuracy will vary on a number of factors, such as the landscape, how many phone masts are nearby and even the weather will affect the results slightly, but the best accuracy is usually up to 50 to 100 metres. Obviously this is enough to find a person or stolen vehicle, but not always a lost phone.