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Tracking in the US

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Tracking in the US

One of my kids is off on a two month road trip in the US in September. A few years ago, while travelling in the UK, he had a (phone) SIM which allowed us at home to watch him moving about (on a map, presumably as his phone passed towers). It was fun for everybody and he's wondering if there's anything similar available in the US. There's no requirement for journalling and he doesn't want to have to be 'checking in'; he doesn't mind opening an app, but the least intrusion on his time the better. The beauty of the UK arrangement was that it required no involvement from him other than carrying his phone.

Any suggestions?

Thanks, as always.

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1. Re: Tracking in the US

Lots of apps available for that now. Just type tracking, tracker, family tracking, etc. into wherever you buy your apps.

Or if you know their google password, use google's locationhistory to watch constantly and watch history. Fun to use to for example look at last 7 days, or 30 days, or 30 days 3 months ago.... It all shows up on google maps.

Edited: 30 August 2014, 05:16
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2. Re: Tracking in the US

You don't even need any app. You don't say what kind of phone he has. Assuming for a moment that he has an iPhone, then you can log into "find my phone" on your laptop using his iCloud id and password and you can see where he is. I assume that Android phones have the same.

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Phonetracker works well and is free. Updates every ten minutes.

r c
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4. Re: Tracking in the US

sasanqua,

Just as Snowden if he can get you access to the NSA tracking system.

LOL.

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5. Re: Tracking in the US

Thanks for all those suggestions.

wonder what else we might come across while tracking him....

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