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ryati
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Registered: ‎04-02-2013
My Device: Z10
My Carrier: Bell

Detect Mobile Phone Carrier

Hi, is there any way to detect the user's mobile phone carrier? I don't see anything in the WebWorks API. Thanks.

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peardox
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Registered: ‎03-20-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10 LE, Dev Alpha B, 2x Dev Alpha C
My Carrier: 3, Orange, Vodafone

Re: Detect Mobile Phone Carrier

There's a back-to-front way but it costs money

 

Go to maxmind.com - they have an extensive DB of really useful info

 

One of the fields you can get is ISP

 

My phone says Sky @ home when I'm on wifi, If I move into moble coverage it'll switch to Three

 

That's the only useful answer I have - there is also the IMEI but you'd need a DB of who owns what to translate one to the other




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ryati
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Re: Detect Mobile Phone Carrier

Hey, Thanks for your response, peardox.

 

It sounds like this kind of approach is the best we can do. I've even talked to someone at Blackberry since I posted and they don't know of any way to get this information through the api. 

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peardox
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Re: Detect Mobile Phone Carrier

I have another suggestion but this one's a little slanted

 

Hang on - I need the contact details,,,

 

Right

 

Luca Passani

 

luca.passani@scientiamobile.com

 

Mention my name (Simon Booth) as it'll get his attention quicker

 

Luca owns ScienticaMobile and currently lives in San Francisco

 

Their product does mobile identification so if I wanted this info, although Luca may not have it, he'll steer you in the right direction

 

Google use them - I'm giving you a golden contact, don't abuse it!




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