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  • n. Plural form of ping.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of ping.


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  • He said "pings" - signals sent from a cell phone to a provider tower, or vice versa - from the women's phone calls helped narrow the search area. rss feed

  • DC POLICE DETECTIVE SERVED ON FBI TERRORISM TASK FORCE: Nancy, I think that cell phone pings, that is crucial to this, just as Leonard was saying.

    CNN Transcript Oct 27, 2008

  • Police say that cell phone signals known as pings led them there.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2007

  • CHETRY: One of the questions this morning that seems to be coming up is about the cell phone signals, these so-called pings, as they're called, that eventually led police to her body.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2007

  • Cell phone signals, known as pings, can be used to track a phone's location.


  • Instead, the figure represents the number of individual automated requests, or "pings", for specific location information, made to the Sprint network as part of a series of law enforcement investigations and public safety assistance requests during the past year. LEOs Got 8 Million (!) Geo-Location Data from Verizion in a Year

  • A triangulation method with a series of "pings" narrows in closer and closer to the phone.

    Joanne D'Antonio: Sally Menke Inspires a New Rescue Effort

  • The more you update you blogs, the more "pings" you get on blog search engines and the like.

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • And the more "pings" you get, the more readers you get.

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  • Cell phone tower data does not pinpoint the location of a mobile phone like GPS data does, but does usually indicate which side of the tower the signal is coming from and how strong it is based on "pings" sent when a handset checks in with the nearest tower or towers.

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