What is SIM Location?


Note: SIM location is a trial feature and, as such, is subject to review and may be omitted from future releases.

SIM Location is an indication of the geographic location of the SIM. It is shown in the SIM Details.

There are the following ways in which a SIM's location can be shown:

  • Cell location. For supporting MNOs, the approximate location of the SIM, as reported by the MNO, is shown on a map if source 'cell' is selected. The area in which the device may be located will be shown as a circle which is determined by the accuracy of the reported location.
  • User-entered location. Admin users can add location details (usually a postal address) in the location field if the location source 'user' is selected. The entered address will be shown on a map if the address is recognised.


  • The user-entered location and network-reported location can be different. If you expect the SIM to be static, the user-entered location will be more accurate.
  • It is not guaranteed that an MNO reports SIM location. Occasionally, an MNO may not report the SIM location. Also, if a SIM is roaming, it is up to the roamed-to network as to whether they report the SIM's location.




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