How Does GPS Phone Tracking Software Work?
Before we review some of the best GPS phone tracking software, let us understand how the software works. The facility of tracking people was available even before the GPS technology made its way into the cell phone market. Through cell phone tracking, detective agencies were able to trace people. The only requirement was that the cell phone should be turned on. Any cell phone sends out constant signals when it is ON. The nearest cell phone tower can always interpret these signals to know the phone number. Based on the location of the tower, one could easily locate the person carrying this cell phone.
Called GSM phone tracking, seldom can people escape this method of tracking cell phones using GSM signals. The only problem faced by people using GSM cell phone tracking method is that they should be fast enough to scan the area covered by the cell phone tower lest the person carrying the cell phone moves into another area. Still, the other area's tower would report the whereabouts of the cell phone and thus, the location of the person carrying it!
Coming to GPS phone tracking, people can turn off GPS if they wish to avoid GPS phone tracking. A GPS cell phone contains a transmitter that too sends out data in addition to GSM signals. The GPS data transmission gives out even finer details that include the longitude, latitude, and altitude of the phone. A GPS phone tracking software needs the phone number. Once you feed in the phone number, it reads the GPS transmitter data coming from the number and shows you whereabouts and movements of the person carrying the cell phone. You can watch this more clearly on Google maps or custom maps that come with the GPS phone tracking software.
With this basic introduction on how cell phone tracking works, let us review two of the best GPS phone tracking applications.
Best GPS Phone Tracking Software – AccuTracking and Mologogo
AccuTracking: The GPS phone tracking software service offered by Accutracking requires you to register with its website. They offer you a GPS phone tracking software kit that supports a range of cell phones and carriers including AT&T (Cingular), T-Mobile, and Telus MIKE of Canada. Using its easy to understand user manual, you can download the software into the supported models of GPS cell phone(s) that you wish to track.
The benefit of using this website based tracking is that you can set intervals to collect data. You can login and use the data to create trends, mapping and other purposes. You can even download the data to local computer. With AccuTracking, you can track a GPS cell phone virtually anywhere on the planet. The best thing is that you can set notifications. For example, you may want to know how fast your kids are driving. If they exceed the speed limit, you get a SMS notification immediately. Accutracking is best for vehicle fleets and for parents who wish to keep an eye on their family members without leaving their work.
Mologogo: Mologogo is also a website based GPS cell phone tracking software service. They too have their own GPS phone tracking software that fits into most models.
Though Mologogo also offers partially free services, it stands next to Accutracking as they impose certain conditions on the users. One of the conditions is that the cell phone carrier provider should allow GPS cell phone tracking. You do not have such conditions with Accutracking.
To use Mologogo GPS Phone Tracking, you need to register at their website and download the software into GPS phone(s). Alternatively, you can buy their own starter GPS phones at considerably low costs. Mologogo also functions in the same way as AccuTracking. However, majority of clients at Mologogo are teens and parents who wish to know what their friends or kids are doing.
Web-based GPS phone tracking services are more secure than standalone GPS cell phone tracking software as the latter may compromise with your near and dears' safety (if the main phone falls into wrong hands). With web-based GPS phone software services, you need an ID and password that prevents other from snooping into the privacy of people you are tracking! Personally, I recommend AccuTracking as the best GPS phone tracking software.
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