Advanced Android Phone Trackers

By Steve McFarlane

We covered some free trackers in another article, but those free cell Android trackers aren’t as feature-rich or reliable as the paid solutions we cover here.  These apps are good for locating a lost cell phone, tracking a family member and even collecting evidence for legal matters.

While one of the solutions that we cover here is good enough to be employed in professional surveillance work, all these apps are user-friendly and can be used by anyone who knows how to point-and-click.

Family Tracker by Fibercode

This app was originally developed for the iPhone to allow its users to track family members. Now the app is available on the Android platform, best of all, the Android version can be used to track iPhones and visa versa.

The app will even restart the tracking process if the phone is rebooted. Even though the app costs $4.99, there are no other fees to pay.

  • Remotely force updates without the user having to do anything
  • Stealthily request a location update from the remote device without the person being notified
  • No monthly or periodic fees
  • Track phones via the web
  • Find a lost or stolen phone
  • Force a misplaced phone to alarm even if the phone is on vibrate or silent
  • Track your vehicles, shipments, etc.

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PhoneLocator Pro

This app has quite a few tricks up its sleeve, some of which include the ability to:

  • Receive a notification if the SIM card is changed
  • Get notified about the phone numbers that the thief is calling or receiving calls from plus the phone’s position at the time of call
  • Find your nearby phone by making it ring at maximum volume, even if it is left on silent or vibrate mode

The following features are only available on Android 2.2 and above:

  • Remotely lock your device
  • Lock device if an unregistered SIM is detected
  • Lock device when display goes to sleep
  • Remotely wipe the device
  • Protection from being uninstalled

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Mobistealth

This cell phone tracking and monitoring software is a full feature application that does a very good job of tracking cell phones with ninja like prowess. We should tell you that this is not just a solution for Android phones. In fact, there are versions of the software for all the major mobile phone platforms (Android, iPhone, Symbian, Windows phone and Blackberry).

If the double-digit monthly growth rate of Mobistealth is any indicator, it’s serving its customers well, or at the least is meeting the needs of its customers.

Mobistealth packages start from $39.99. Of course, it is up to consumers to decide what package of features they need. In any case, Mobistealth’s list of features include the ability to:

  • Secretly record, download and listen to phone calls
  • Download call history
  • Track phones from the web
  • Stealthily request the current location of the phone
  • Remotely wipe data from a lost or stolen phone
  • View the duration of each call made from the phone
  • Retrieve call, picture and video logs from the phone
  • Perform reverse phone lookup on numbers to and from which calls are made
  • Get notification of a SIM card change with details on the new SIM card
  • If GPS is not working the software can track the phone using information from the nearest cell phone towers
  • Automatically resumes tracking even after a reboot
  • Has solution for Tablets
  • Find a lost or stolen phone

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 In Our Opinion

As you can see these Android cell phone tracking solutions are feature rich and do much more than the average consumer may need, they are in fact a cut above the limited feature set of free phone trackers.

That said, it is up to you to decide if the more powerful features and increase reliability of these apps are worth the fees consumers are asked to pay – from our experience and standpoint, they are.

Source: http://articles.moneycentral.msn.com/Investing/CompanyFocus/is-your-smart-phone-spying-on-you.aspx

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2 Responses to “Advanced Android Phone Trackers”

Amy

do these programs work if there is no cell signal, but there is still a gps signal?

Murray

All of them will need either a mobile network with data plan switched on or a wireless network connection in order to do anything remotely.
But they can still do automatic changes, such as lock the phone if too many passwords wrong.

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