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If in the phone is no SIM card, connection to cell towers is at my own behest. But what about the opposite way, can the local base stations search for a specific phone through its IMEI? Question extracted from this comment by yasserbn

Clarification: The phone does not have a SIM card and does not initiate any emergency calls. Can the base station find such phone by IMEI, say, by pinging it or otherwise tricking in to connect?

Answers at 1 only establish, that tracking is possible through emergency calls or internet connection. Can a smartphone be accessed only by knowing its IMEI? deals only with remote file access

  • base station find such phone by IMEI, say, by pinging it or otherwise tricking in to connect there is no any device(chip) available on the phone which can be ping by base station – Tejas Pandya Jan 9 at 11:57
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Based on this post https://www.gearbest.com/blog/how-to/how-to-use-imei-number-to-track-your-lost-android-phone-2531, it appears that IMEI number alone is sufficient to track a phone when Bluetooth, GPS are not the means of trackers!

  • Quote > Every time a phone uses a particular network to make or receive a call, send or receive a message, its IMEI number is automatically emitted and tracked. Yes, this is the conclusion from the other thread [1]. If the phone makes an emergency call, it will be tracked. – user185953 Jan 9 at 9:47

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