How to locate a cellular tower based on Cell ID?
- You need to have the following four parameters to be able to proceed:
a. MCC or Mobile Country Code
i. Australia 505
b. MNC or Mobile Network Code
i. Telstra 01
ii. Optus 02
iii. Vodafone 03
c. LAC and Cell ID. These two values are located on the status page of your router. They need to be in decimal format. For example, the values in the screenshot below are in hexadecimal and need to be converted into decimal. You can use an online converter:
- Go to the OpenCellid page.
- Input the above parameters and hit ‘Search’: