Nowadays, almost everyone has a cell phone. Some of you may have more than one phone. Cell phone companies are trying to run circles around one another by launching phones with loads of useful features. High-end smartphone cost a good deal of money, and have a high market value. Therefore, mobile phone thefts are on the rise in the here and now.
But the good news is that you can easily track your phone if it gets stolen. How is it possible? Well, you can do this with cell phone tracking. With this technology, you can track anyone, anywhere and anytime.
In order to make this easier to understand for you, below you should read 10 facts regarding cell phone tracking.
#10. You can track your cell phone if it gets stolen. Losing your cell phone means losing all your contact details, pictures, videos and other data. You cannot afford to lose your precious data.
So, as soon as you come to know that you have lost your phone, you can log on to the cell phone tracking website and find out the location of the phone. As a matter of fact, you can track anyone’s phone as long as you have installed a cell phone spy app on it. For instance, you can position the phone of your kid or spouse.
If you own an iPhone, for example, you can install “Find My iPhone” on your phone. With this app, you can find the location of your smartphone in seconds. But the GPS settings of your phone should be switched on.
#09. If you are based in the USA, your phone uses the satellite-based navigation systems. Basically, your cell phone communicates with this navigation system in order to help you track your phone in seconds. The great thing about this system is that it lets your track your phone irrespective of its location. So, if you are worried about your kids while you are at your office, you can monitor your kids’ location with this technology.
#08: Some people have a misconception that cell phone tracking is illegal. The truth is the other way around. Cell phone spy apps are easily available for purchase on the World Wide Web. However, there is a restriction: you cannot install the tracking software on anyone’s phone without their consent. However, you don’t need your kids’ permission to install a tracking app on their phones.
#7: If you have a cell phone, that means you have a SIM card in it. SIM stands for Subscriber Identity Module. As the name suggests, the SIM has information about you. The moment you put your SIM card in another phone, your information gets saved on that phone. Therefore, if you have a postpaid plan, your information will be stored in it as per the documents your submitted.
#6: Every mobile phone has an International Mobile Equipment Identity Number (IMEI). This number is located at the back of your cell phone. This number also helps you track your phone down. But the phone has to be turned on in order for you to position it. If the phone is off, you cannot track it with IMEI number.
#5: Your cell phone company keeps a record of your contacts, text messages, and calls. Even if you delete all the messages on your phone, you can still get them back from your company records. Therefore, the police contact the corresponding cell phone service provider when they need to catch a suspect using a cell phone.
#4: Every smartphone has a kind of tracking device issued by the government. What does this mean? This means the government can track you anytime using your phone. As long as your phone is on, the nearby tower triangulates your whereabouts and records your phone signal. Now, the government can get in touch with the service provider in order to catch a criminal.
#3: The police have been using mobile phone tracking technology in order to position suspects. The fact of the matter is that they have been doing so for many years. By tracking the phone calls and messages of the suspects, the government can easily get the required evidence.
#2: An important fact is that the police don’t have to get a warrant in order to track a cell phone. All they have to do is get data off service providers’ records, which is the property of service providers. The government has authorized the police department to use mobile phone tracking systems in order to curb rising crime rates. That is why they use it whenever need arises.
#1: the most important fact is that there is no law as to how long a cell phone company can keep information regarding your cell phone. Therefore, they may produce your cell phone records even if the records are five years old. Therefore, before you make a call to someone or send them a text message, you should be extra careful. There may be someone listening to you.
So, these were 10 facts about cell phone tracking. Do you think the facts are interesting? Cell phone tracking technology has a lot of positive as well as negative uses. This depends entirely upon you as to how you use this technology. You can use it for good or bad purposes. If you are worried about the security of your children, you can install a spy app on their phone to monitor them round the clock. But unfortunately, hackers are also using this technology with an intention to rob people who use their phone for banking transactions. So, if you are one of them, you should keep your banking and credit card details safe.
If you too have some facts to share with us, you should go head. Have you ever used a cell phone tracking app? If so, how was your experience? Did you use it for a good purpose? Did it work for you? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.