Mobile phones of today are better considered to be computers rather than phones as such. Because of all the high tech goodies built into these devices, today you can easily check your e-mail, listen to music, and browse the web and much more. Manufacturers of mobile devices tend to hide a lot of features their mobile phones are actually capable of doing, because it violates some rules or terms and conditions of a third partner or something like that. Once you get your mobile phone unlocked and/or hacked, you gain access to an entirely new world of features. Mobile phone tracking as such is rather complicated if the mobile phone you are trying to trace does not feature GPS as standard. It is possible to track down regular phones and smartphones without GPS in other ways, but it is rather complex and lots of strings need to be pulled.
Technology behind smartphones
A lot of modern technology is built into smartphones. Most of their users take these features for granted and you can usually hear them yawning around how expensive mobile phones have become. However, there is some serious high technology built into these devices, and often innovators seek for a chance to get into the smartphone market in order to get their innovations applied to something that can make money. The smartphone market is an excellent way to make money since there is a high demand for high tech devices in the mobile network business. Global positioning tracking becomes obviously simple once you install an application such as Google Maps or any other piece of software that uses GPS for its functioning. Obviously, this data can be dealt with in such a way it gives proper coordinates to anyone who requests this, which makes it easy to precisely specify the location of your friend or your child. Protection and isolation of this can be easily regulated on a consumer level, but if police needs to know your whereabouts, they make use of protocols that can’t be scrambled on the device itself. The only solution of avoiding track down is to shut down your device.
Nokia and GPS systems
Nokia introduced Ovi maps a couple of years ago and it is still an exclusive service for Nokia devices. This is a free service which is today one of the best mobile GPS applications you can get. A lot of this service’s quality depends on the hardware itself, and Nokia is known to excel in that section as well.
Online mobile tracking
To find out a mobile phone’s whereabouts you can make use of some online services that do the positioning for free. The best site I’ve encountered is kostenloshandyorten.de, which makes it easy for anyone to send a request for positioning a specific mobile device. Sites like these usually require you to register, which makes it easier for you to keep a log of your tracking attempts, as well as getting the information you requested in a form that will be useful to you.