Today I’m going to teach you how to use your cell phone as a GPS locating device. You might not believe it but it’s free and quite easy to do. Almost all cell phones are equipped with GPS tracking receivers in them. Because of this, it’s possible to turn your cell phone into a handy GPS tracking device with a simple software application. You won’t believe how easy it is to do this either.
If you want to use a cell phone as a GPS locating device, you’ll need a modern, programmable, smart phone. Some of the phones that will usually work as cell phone locating devices are Windows Mobile powered cell phones, Google Android powered cell phones, and iPhone. You also need to have the Internet on your phone in order for these services to work.
The most common cell phone locating services are Google Latitude, MobiWee, Glympse, Find My iPhone, and the Sprint Family locator. They’re all free except for Find My iPhone locator and the Sprint Family Locator. If you want to use the Sprint Family Locator, you’ll have to pay $5.00 a month. If you want to use the iPhone locator, you have to sign up for a service called MobileMe. It costs $99 a year but you can try it for free for sixty days.
The most well known of the cell phone locating services is Google Latitude. Google is taking advantage of the widespread popularity of social networking with Google Latitude. When you sign up for it, you sent friend requests to your friends who also need to have Google Latitude installed on their phones. When they accept your friend request, both of you will be able to see each others location on their cell phone. Google really nailed it with their take on social networking. Millions of people are already using the service.
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