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Cellular Records Investigations




RECORDED January 2019

This webinar package includes both the 5-part Cellular Records Analysis and Mapping series, as well as the Mapping Cellular Towers webinar, for a total of 12 hours of training.


In this webinar series the attendee will be introduced to the different types of cellular records available from the most popular wireless service providers in America. Each session will cover a different wireless network, and the specific types of data held by that network. Additionally the attendee will be supplied with search warrant language specific for each network and an example from each of the networks covered. Topics covered will range from Lucent® vs Nortel® towers, Operational vs Optimal Beam Width, Non typical tower sectors, First and Last cell sites, RTT / PCMD / NELOS, Burner apps, VOIP, as well as many other topics. In short this series will identify what is available on each network: retention periods, the wording needed to get it, and how to interpret the data. Each day will also include a demonstration of mapping techniques for that day’s provider’s records, utilizing DART/Maplink.

The five sessions will cover the following topics:

Part 1: AT&T®, Cricket® Records

  • Understanding the LAC / CID or eCGI
  • Converting from UTC Time
  • Longitude and Latitude
  • Understanding Call Features
  • Mapping the tower and sector

Part 2: Verizon® Records

  • First Cell / Last Cell
  • Nortel vs Lucent towers
  • Call Types
  • Mapping the tower and sector

Part 3: Sprint® Records

  • Identifying the call sector
  • Motorola vs Samsung vs Ericson vs Nortel vs Lucent towers
  • Finding Text messages in the records
  • Mapping the tower and sector

Part 4: T-Mobile®, MetroPCS® Records

  • Locating the LAC / CID
  • Converting from UTC time
  • Text messages in the records
  • Mapping the accessed tower

Part 5: Other records (Tracfone, Straightalk, US Cellular, Etc) and Burner Apps, VOIP and disposable numbers.

  • What it means that Tracfone is an MVNO
  • Identifying ownership of a prepaid phone
  • Mapping Lucent vs Nortel on US Cell records (Dec vs Hex)
  • How to detect when the call was spoofed
  • Tracking VOIP calls



This webinar will cover the aspects of mapping cellular towers in connection with investigations. The attendee will be introduced to terminology such as Azimuth, sectors, beam widths, and latitude and longitude. The students will then be instructed on how to plot the locations using software.


Please Note: Following purchase, you will receive an email with a link to the materials for this webinar.  This link will be valid for 5 days, and will allow you to download all the materials.  These will include a high quality version recording of the webinar (along with a player for that video format), a lower quality version of the webinar that can be viewed on nearly any device, a PDF version of the instructor’s presentation and note taking pages, and any other materials supplied by the instructor during the webinar.

The download of this webinar also includes a certificate of attendance for one viewer.  Instructions on how to access the quiz for this webinar and download a certificate will be included in the webinar recording.