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Old 02-10-2014, 07:34 PM
 
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First of all, I don't even know what "ping" means exactly, but I am asking this question because a friend of mine claims that a guy told her that he got a new phone and changed his number because his ex gf, whom he shared an account with was pinging him and tracking his location. I told my friend that I doubt this is possible and that it sounds like a lie, but I'm not exactly an super technophile. My friend said he claimed that he got notification identifying her number tracking him down.

So tell me, is something like this possible?
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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Anyone?
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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$ ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
PING xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=16.0 ms
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=15.6 ms
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=22.8 ms
...

Yes, you can ping a Galaxy phone, but I don't think he actually meant "ping" in the literal sense. He probably meant "ping" in the "television-technology-that-is-way-off-from-the-real-world" sense.

If someone's tracking him, it's either being done through an app that's been installed on the phone, or it's being done through the carrier (e.g. Sprint has a tracking service that doesn't require any special software to be installed on the phone).
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Old 02-11-2014, 01:31 PM
 
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$ ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
PING xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=16.0 ms
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=15.6 ms
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=22.8 ms
...

Yes, you can ping a Galaxy phone, but I don't think he actually meant "ping" in the literal sense. He probably meant "ping" in the "television-technology-that-is-way-off-from-the-real-world" sense.

If someone's tracking him, it's either being done through an app that's been installed on the phone, or it's being done through the carrier (e.g. Sprint has a tracking service that doesn't require any special software to be installed on the phone).
Oh I see. She said he did have sprint so maybe that was it?
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Old 02-13-2014, 12:40 PM
 
Location: 92037
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$ ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
PING xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx) 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=1 ttl=63 time=16.0 ms
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=2 ttl=63 time=15.6 ms
64 bytes from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx): icmp_seq=3 ttl=63 time=22.8 ms
...

Yes, you can ping a Galaxy phone, but I don't think he actually meant "ping" in the literal sense. He probably meant "ping" in the "television-technology-that-is-way-off-from-the-real-world" sense.

If someone's tracking him, it's either being done through an app that's been installed on the phone, or it's being done through the carrier (e.g. Sprint has a tracking service that doesn't require any special software to be installed on the phone).
Exactly. It probably wasn't ping in the literal sense.

She probably synced with her new Galaxy phone with her Google plus (similar to Facebook) account which has her Google profile data.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:46 PM
 
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Actually it was the sprint thing.
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