Contrary to popular belief, as it turns out cell phones are not as confidential and protected as consumers once believed them to be and just as technology improves by the day, so do technological gurus who can figure out ways to trace and track unlisted and unpublished cell phones. Whether you need to find a lost or misplaced cell phone, identify that pesky individual who has been prank calling you or key an eye on a youngster, there are now proven ways to do so. Here are some tips on how to track the owner of any cell phone.
This one has been around for awhile but the downside is you need the number to actually come up on your phone to be able to trace it. If it does, then you are in luck and a simple Google search for ‘reverse phone number look up’ can provide you with some information on who owns the cell phone and even their current and previous addresses.
In past years only hard line phone numbers could be looked up using reverse look up but databases over the years have vastly expanded and they now include cell phones as well.
This is the most hassle free and least expensive route to take if you want to find out who is calling you and causing grief or to check up on a loved one or minor.
Many reverse look up sites are free however the ones who offer more definitive information may charge a small fee for additional information such s address and otherwise.
Many of today’s cell phones are automatically manufactured with Global Positioning Satellites in them but you can also buy GPS chips to install yourself on older versions or newer ones that may not have one. You would think this would be illegal but in fact it isn’t and most cell phone companies actually offer GPS programs and packages for an additional fee.
If a GPS locator is what you are after you will need to first find out if your phone has one (your provider can tell you) and if not you will need to purchase one. You will also need to sign up for the GPS service and not every cell phone provider has this so ask if yours does. Well known providers usually do such as Verizon and Sprint. The final thing you will need is access to a computer that has internet service.
Once that is taken care of you will want to research and find a GPS service locating provider such as Accutracking or one similar, all of which are online and sign up for their services. Some of these are free while others will charge fees. For all of them you will need to register and download whatever software their site requires. This will activate the account as well as the service directly to your phone.
At that point you simply hand over the phone you intend to keep track of to whoever will be using it and from that point you will be able to track their whereabouts. Depending on the service you use some companies will only show you the phones location, but some service providers can give up the goods on other things such as the length of time the phone has been in a particular area, whether the phone is in motion and how fast that vehicle is traveling and some even offer the altitude of the area where the phone is located!
Other devices to track any cell phone are also sold such as the 3CX Mobile Tracking device. These are fairly inexpensive and can literally track where the cell phone is and the person’s routes they take to get from point A to point B in a matter is seconds; all that information will be available to you in a flash.
There are also various software programs in stores or online that one can purchase and some of them are pretty advanced. Phone tracking software will pretty much give the person who purchased it all the information they could want for every incoming and outgoing number associated with that phone or device. Some also include SMS tracking which allows you to read every incoming and sent text without the phones owner being alerted to include messages that have been deleted. If they have email on their phone, you also have access to all the emails sent, received and deleted on that phone. While some may view this as the ultimate invasion of privacy, these tracking devices, also referred to as ‘spy devices’ are quite popular in the United States as well as around the globe.
Software such as Spybubble are very popular as the key functions include locating the actually device (longitude and latitude for some programs) length of time at each place and the speed at which it is traveling. Other features also include spying on emails, texts, and phone numbers, as well as finding out what they have searched in their web browser, how long they visited the sites for and who they may have instant messaged.