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Programs for locating cell phone – GPS, IMEI and more

When you run various reasons indispensable device you’re talking every day, it is important to locate your cell phone to have at least 1 chance to get it back. The worst is when you get home and realize with amazement that you do not phone in your pocket. Even if you forgot somewhere (the restaurant by taxi, at work) or any person “benevolent” helped you to get rid of it, they are unlikely to recover him.

Even if the phone itself is not very valuable (especially if you have a feature phone) surely personal data, account data that you have on the Internet, calendar contacts and messages are important. As most do not back up this information, “disaster” is inevitable. All you can do is to call and ask the operator GSM SIM card lock that you may not realize that others have talked on the phone on your money.
You’re probably wondering how do we find a stolen phone if it has neither GPS nor an operating system that allow you to install a special application. The solution works with all type of phone if you are using IMEI community.

Acronym for International Mobile Equipment Identity, IMEI is a unique 15 digit number for every mobile phone in the world. In case that your phone is stolen, you must file a complaint with the police stating, besides circumstances of the incident, and IMEI of the phone. In addition, present all the documents related to the phone (original packaging, invoice, etc.), to the extent that you own. Under the law, police have the right to locate a stolen mobile phone said, but only after receiving the agreement of the prosecutor and the judge dealing with the case. Also by law, the judge shall decide on this request within 48 hours, so it can take even two days before the start of criminal phone.

After receiving the approval of both the police can locate the phone based on the IMEI code delivered by the telephone operator, which significantly increases your chances of being found. Theoretically, using cell phone tracker code, any telecom operator has the ability to block a stolen phone said. But site very important that when you try to use this method to locate a stolen phone, the phone is turned on and is in an area accessible to GPS satellites orbiting the Earth. In addition, the location must use a supplementary service that can be available either in the form of a website or an application form. We will address the most trivial case: you have a phone with relative ease operating system, but that benefit from GPS and has the ability to connect to the internet.
One of the easiest ways you can find out the location of the phone is to use Google Latitude. Developed to be able to see where your friends without them ever call, the service can also be used for monitoring their own. Just enter your phone’s browser on the Google Latitude site, you loch with your Google account, to allow the service to locate your position and stay logged into this site. If your stolen phone, you access the Google Latitude on any device (PC, laptop, tablet, phone), you log into your account and access the “View location history” where you can see where to walk your phone.

 

But it is important to remember that this trick works only as long as the one who came into possession of your phone does not delete coockie sites and browser navigation history and not completely resets the phone. This method of locating a satellite phone can be used on smartphones with Android, iPhone or Windows Phone, but it is better to use specialized services which I present below.