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