Can you track a cell phone with a SIM card?

As such, it'd be impossible to track a SIM card on its own. However, once you plug it into a phone and power it on, the IMEI number of the phone and the SIM's serial number will be transmitted to the nearest cell tower(s).
A.

Can you track a cell phone without a battery?

Without the batery , no phone can be tracked. But without a battery inside, your phone has little to no chance to be found. If the phone is discharged, but the battery is still inside, you could track it for a few seconds, enough to get a GPS location.
  • How do you take the battery out of an Android phone?

    Remove Battery - DROID by MOTOROLA
    1. Ensure the phone is powered off.
    2. Remove the back cover. Holding the phone with both hands and the touch screen facing away, gently press down until it disengages then lift off.
    3. From the recessed area near the bottom of the battery, press upwards slightly then pull the battery out.
  • Can the police track your cell phone?

    They keep track using location of cell phone tower to which phone is connected. Every mobile phone is connected to cell phone tower even if user is not making any call. (IMEI number is must for this). So if the phone is switched off, police can't track the location.
  • Can police track your phone when it's off?

    Originally Answered: Can a turned off phone be traced by the police? Hi, No they can't trace you if your phone is off. The only way for a Government agency or other Law enforcement agencies to track down your position if the phone is turned off, is for the phone to have been modified.
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Can you be tracked by your IMEI?

So service provider will come to know about the latest number inserted in phone and they can then track the phone. If there is no SIM in phone or phone is kept switched off, it cannot be traced with IMEI only.
  • Can the police track your phone if it's turned off?

    Originally Answered: Can a turned off phone be traced by the police? Hi, No they can't trace you if your phone is off. The only way for a Government agency or other Law enforcement agencies to track down your position if the phone is turned off, is for the phone to have been modified.
  • Can a stolen phone be tracked?

    If you know the IMEI, you can at least report it as stolen. The cell companies can block that phone from their network (both CDMA (non-sim) and GSM (sim) networks can do this; CDMA networks call it ESN instead of IMEI). However, I highly doubt they will help you locate it, even if they could track it.
  • How can I check an IMEI number?

    Attract more buyers - generate a report.
    1. Dial *#06# to see the IMEI number on the screen. IMEI is a unique number assigned to your phone.
    2. Enter IMEI to the field above. Do not forget to pass a captcha test.
    3. Verify that the IMEI is CLEAN and the phone is not blacklisted. Now you can be sure whether the ESN is bad or clean.

Updated: 21st November 2019

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