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Rain Tower Location: PM me your Cell ID's

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#41
Hi. Can anyone recommend a good antannae for the B618 router and where to buy? Also estimated cost would be helpful. Thanks :D
 

Recallza

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#45
Hi,

I'm using the Huawei E5573 MiFi device, so I can't get my cellID off the device information. Anyone know another way of getting this information?
 

StoneCold

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#46
Hi,

I'm using the Huawei E5573 MiFi device, so I can't get my cellID off the device information. Anyone know another way of getting this information?
Well, you can always pop the sim in your phone and download an app called "Cellidfinder" and determine it that way. I don't know how accurate it is, but seems to work well enough. Don't mind the low rating on the Play store (in my case) as it had a bug that was resolved. There are probably other better apps out there, but this one worked for me :)
 

Recallza

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#47
Well, you can always pop the sim in your phone and download an app called "Cellidfinder" and determine it that way. I don't know how accurate it is, but seems to work well enough. Don't mind the low rating on the Play store (in my case) as it had a bug that was resolved. There are probably other better apps out there, but this one worked for me :)
Will give that a try, much appreciated :)
 

snail

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#48
i get the following error when trying either MNC >> 19 or 01

"No valid cell IDs or LACs provided "

Or i get "No matches found" error
 
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Etienne B

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Feb 11, 2015
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#50
i get the following error when trying either MNC >> 19 or 01

"No valid cell IDs or LACs provided "

Or i get "No matches found" error

I found similar, but using MNC >> 38 gave ma a result. My tower is visible from my kitchen window and was there since I moved into the area. Still want to check if this might not be a tower shared with Vodacom.
 
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Aug 12, 2016
Messages
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#51
Thanks OneKnight I really apreciate it
But i keep on getting an error when i run the script

Script
{
"token": "7dda092f41dxxx",
"radio": "lte",
"mcc": 655,
"mnc": 19,
"cells": [{
"lac": 27,
"cid": 816912xxx,
"psc": 0
}],
"address": 1
}
RESPONSE
{
"status": "error",
"message": "No matches found",
"balance": 89
}
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2016
Messages
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#52
Thanks OneKnight I really apreciate it
But i keep on getting an error when i run the script

Script
{
"token": "7dda092f41dxxx",
"radio": "lte",
"mcc": 655,
"mnc": 19,
"cells": [{
"lac": 27,
"cid": 816912xxx,
"psc": 0
}],
"address": 1
}
RESPONSE
{
"status": "error",
"message": "No matches found",
"balance": 89
}
I have tried
mnc
19
38
01
The result stays the same though i am using the sim in a mobile phone
 

DTBA

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#56
could any one maybe assist me with this one:
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I tried every way. I know its not a rain tower. but it should work right?
 

ab-user

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Jun 15, 2010
Messages
261
#57
Rain access in Parys seems to be working for me, even though rain web chat denied them having coverage here

Querying the Cell-ID on UnwiredLabs
Code:
    "mcc": 655,
    "mnc": 38,
    "cells": [{
        "lac": 1,
        "cid": 128585730,
        "psc": 0
    }]
Returns Gaborne, Botswana

Changing lac to 27 returns Fordsburg, Johannesburg
an then querying with lac from 1 to 100, the following returns values:
lac=5: Gabarone
lac=7: Gabarone
lac=100: Gabarone

neither Gabarone nor Fordsburg is feasible... Seems like either
  • UnwiredLabs have wonky location data;
  • or rain is expanding and re-purposing cell-ids;
  • or I have not found the correct lac to use?
 
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