Installing a Global Positioning System (GPS) in your mobile phone is such a helpful innovation in tracking your valuables and loved ones. Whether you are awaiting the delivery of a parcel, a business owner dispatching a taxicab, or simply a worrying mom who wants to keep track of your teenage kids, tracking a mobile phone could be as simple as clicking on a few keys. It will all depend on what tracking software or device is being used or you would wish to purchase.
- Download and install a mobile spying-software. If you want a tracking system that is discreet and will not let the other person find out that he or she is being tracked, it is best to install spy software on his or her mobile phone. There are so many effective ones available in the market. Some are reasonably priced while others could get pretty pricey. SPYPhone Gold, Everstealth, FlexiSpy, and Mobile Spy are just a few of the more popular brands of software that will allow you to track not just the location of the device but also monitor the call logs, and record messaging and browsing histories. Be sure to check if the software is compatible with the specific phone model before making any purchase. Some brands require that you download the software using the actual phone so you will need to be able to physically access the device for a few minutes to install the program. Once the software is installed, all you need to do is access the product’s website and enter your account details. Every activity of the subscribed mobile phone shall be recorded and sent to your account.
- Register for a cell phone tracking service. If discreetness is not your top priority and the other persons would not mind if you keep track of their locations, it is advisable, and way cheaper, to sign up for an online tracking service. As with the spy software, you will also need to download and install the mobile application into your phone before you can begin tracking it. For the free applications, like Buddyware or Mologogo, simply register on their website by entering information such as your email address, mobile phone number, and desired password. Once you confirm your account, you can download their application directly into the mobile phone. You can also save the program into your computer and use the corresponding computer software to transfer the application to your cellular phone. Other software that can turn any mobile phones into GPS tracking devices are AccuTrackin and Executrac. You will need to pay for monthly packages for every phone that you wish to keep track. If you want to avail of these services, go to their websites and check if you mobile phone supports their application. Check also whether the service covers your area of residence.
- Track your cellular phone’s IMEI or MSISDN number. The International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) is a unique set of numbers provided for all WCDMA (Wideband Space Division Multiple Access) and GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) devices. The Mobile Station Integrated Services Digital Network (MSISDN) on the other hand is the phone number of the SIM card used in a mobile phone. Contact the phone manufacturer or mobile network service provider and inquire if they offer tracking services for the respective numbers. Usually, you will need to pay a minimal fee in order to enroll for this service. Every time you key in and send specific keywords, your network service provider scans the network and determines the location of a specific mobile phone by means of triangulation. It will then send you a message informing you of the whereabouts of that particular device. The downside to this service is that it will not be able to track the mobile phone if it is switched off or doesn’t have any reception.
Tracking locations through cellular phones has grown to become an integral feature in modern telecommunication networks. The GPS technology made this service more accessible and affordable. Now, keeping an eye on your parcels, loved ones, vehicles, and other valuable items, is just a few clicks away.