A lot of times in books and movies, if a character does not want the police to trace his phone, he/she will take the battery out so the GPS is not powered to give out a signal. But if I want my character to use get a call? I have a situation, where a character is on the run, and another character wants to call him. I want the fugitive to recieve the call. The fugitive cannot use a burner phone, cause the character trying to call him, would not be aware of any burners. He would just be aware of the normal phone the, the fugitive owned before. So can I write it so that the fugitive disables the GPS on his phone completely? That way he can still keep it on, all he wants for the story and the police would not be able to trace it, even though they have his number. I asked others but have gotten mixed opinions on whether or not, you can disable GPS on a cell phone and still use it successfully. Does anyone know?