Network Location Base Services are not always available depending upon the local cellular provider. Our CDMA trackers all use Sprint network coverage. You can use the following tool to determine coverage. The map shows areas in green that have complete coverage (SMS, Data, and LBS). Areas that appear in white do not have complete coverage.
Cell Sector Lookup
Cell sector lookup is available throughout Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, and China through the gpsOne service offering, though the service is not available to roaming devices. This technology is also available in most European markets to a varying degree as the look-up tables are often provided by private firms and may not be as reliable as carrier provided data.
Cell Tower Triangulation
Cell tower triangulation is available in the same footprint as gpsOne in Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, and China but is subject to the same roaming restrictions.
Cell Sector Distance
Cell tower sector and distance is available in the same footprint as gpsOne in Canada, US, Mexico, Brazil, and China but is once again subject to the same roaming restrictions. This technology is also available from a service provider called Orange, which offers service in the seven key European markets of Italy, Germany, England, Ireland, France, Spain, and Portugal.
Known Satellite Vehicle
This location service is available globally via GNSS, Galileo, or GPS and is not subject to any roaming restrictions.
Assisted GPS is globally available through the Broadcom service offering, though the service is defined as best effort, as there is known to be coverage gaps in the less used areas of the system. These coverage gaps over time will cease to exist due to the nature of the Broadcom service which records every geo-location and cell tower ID transmitted; so as usage of the service increases the service holes will decrease.
Autonomous Assisted GPS
This technology is globally available within the restrictions of the device's functionality and not subject to roaming restrictions.