A radio telecommunications system includes a number of locator satellites in low earth orbits. Locatable subscriber units communicate with the satellites. A single subscriber unit communicates with a single satellite using electromagnetic signals so that a measurement processor can obtain Doppler component, propagation duration, and real time measurements of the signals. A location processor converts these measurements into a two-position location solution. The two-position solution includes an actual position and an image position. The actual position may be detected in some situations by identifying a cell within which communications take place. In other situations, the actual position may be distinguished from the image position by detecting the eastward rotation of the earth. A service processor determines which qualifications to apply to communication services offered by the system. These qualifications are based on the subscriber unit's location.