Buying an expensive smartphone only to lose it later in the subway, bus, office, or any other place can be extremely frustrating and upsetting. There are numerous phone applications which you can install and use to locate your phone through GPS. But normally after running those apps for a while, many users exit them to save battery life. So as a result, when you actually need the app to find your phone, it is not running.
Here to help locate your phone without downloading anything on your phone is a very useful service called Mobile Locate.
Mobile Locate is a web service that lets you create an account and then register a cellphone. You can register multiple cellphones with your account as well. To confirm that they are your phone, you will need to reply via text message to the SMS that the service sends you. From then on, you can use the online interface of your Mobile Locate account from your computer or any other smartphone to locate your registered phone.
Nothing is downloaded on the phones you locate; the position is determined through GPS data and cell network data. The service currently works in the US and Canada; supported carriers include T-Mobile, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon in the US while in Canada, Rogers and Telus are supported.
The pricing for the service comes in a flexible “pay as you go” plan starting at $19.95 for thirty location requests. Alternatively you can go with monthly plans that will save you money if you plan on placing many location requests.
- A user-friendly web service.
- Helps locate your phone.
- Does not download or install anything on your phone.
- Uses GPS and cell network data to locate your phone.