We have previously mentioned the gold rush of cell phone GPS tracking devices and companies. And since we laid out how it all happened, perhaps it behooves us to explain a bit more about how and why cell phone GPS tracking works and is in our lives for good.
GSM Phone Or GPS Tracking?
Whether it is with GSM tracking or GPS tracking, pretty much every cell phone on the planet can be tracked in one form or another. With GSM tracking, the position of the cell phone is triangulated between the 3 nearest towers. This allows emergency personnel to get to you, but this also means that you will most likely need to wait for information on where you are due to the fact that GSM tracking is typically undertaken only after you have been lost and a search party is looking for you.
With GPS tracking, you can get up to the minute feedback on where you are located on the Earth’s surface. This is done via a continuous feed from the cell phone GPS tracker and the satellite in orbit.
Why Do I Need Cell Phone GPS Tracking?
You may be asking yourself – “Why would anyone need cell phone GPS tracking?” The answers are actually fairly obvious – Tracking and Directions. Cell phone GPS tracking can be used to keep track of the person who has the phone. Companies who have employees that cannot be monitored everyday (like construction workers doing a remote job) will issue GPS equipped cell phones to their employees so they can monitor where they are at all times during the workday. If an employee leaves the job site, the employer will know and then the employee had better have a good excuse handy. Likewise, a parent could give their child a cell phone with a GPS in it so that they can keep tabs on their child but give them a bit more freedom than fitting them with GPS shoes. What teenager could resist a free phone to talk to their friends 25 hours a day (no – we really mean 25 hours a day as most teenagers really could talk that long). For smaller children it can help locate them quickly if they ever go missing.
It is also handy for getting directions from your current position to your destination. If you do not have your car GPS handy, a cell phone GPS tracking system is the perfect way to get the correct directions to your destination.
Cell Phone GPS Tracking Services
Some of the cell phone GPS tracking services available to choose from range include, but are not limited to, the following; Smart 2GO, Mapquest Find Me and TeleNav. These are some of the services that are offered through your cell phone provider and can be accessed (as long as a fee is paid for their use).
Cell phone GPS tracking works hard so that you don’t have to. By implementing GPS equipped cell phones in your future, you can relax the next time your wife asks you to stop and ask for directions.