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What is verification. Why does this site think my phone is in albuquerque, NM?

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Why does this site think my phone is in Albuquerque?

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Re: What is verification. Why does this site think my phone is in albuquerque, NM?

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@Sally_June wrote:

Why does this site think my phone is in Albuquerque?


Location data is usually limited to the address that's associated with the IP that you were assigned. This would typically be the address of your ISP's or carrier's home office or data center for a given area. Dropbox (and nearly all other services I use) thinks my computer is two towns away, and they think my phone is a couple hundred miles away (though at the moment, Dropbox is simply showing United States instead of a city).

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