i was going to buy a blue tooth dongle. i was wondering if it will help me find my cell phone.
If your phone has Bluetooth, the dongle will allow you to transfer data between the PC & the phone. It will not tell you how close the phone is or its location.
ps. wouldn't it be simpler to simply call your phone & locate it from the ringtone ?
will it work if the phone is off or will it get any reply
Nothing will work if the phone is off.
except the alarm. Mine wakes itself up to try and wake me up.
Slightly besides the point though. lol
so i cant find the phone if the phone is off, cause all i want it for is to find out what house it is in.
This just gets stranger and stranger. lol.
Am I correct in thinking you want to find a phone you don't own, because surely you'd know where your own phone was?
Anyway, if it's off, you're outta luck. You'll have to do it the normal way and look for it.
it is a friend of mines phone and it was stolen and i want to find it for him.
he paid $1500 for it.
phones can't be traced that accurately I'm afraid, and bluetooth wond make that fact any different.
The only identifying feature that a stolen phone will retain if the sim is changed is its IMEI, and even that can be re-written if the right software and cable is used.
all i want is what area it is in. it doesnt matter if it is 5 miles away
As I said in a previous thread you started, there are services you can use to do that, but the phone has to be registered with them. I also gave you a link to two such services. Besides these, there's nothing else the likes of you and me can do.
Even if you are able to register the phone by either sim or IMEI with one of these services, if the sim or IMEI have been changed, then it's to all intents a different phone anyway as far as tracking it is concerned.
you should learn to stop 'bragging' about something you don't even know the basics about!
Stick to PC-related questions on these forums or take a hike!