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Stay in touch with GPS cell phone tracking

By Robert B.

While you may be aware of the new technology that allows cell phone gps tracking, you might not know how this works or why you'd need it.

GPS, which stands for Global Positioning Systems, is a network of satellites that orbit the globe. These satellites can interact with GPS receivers, giving information such as location, speed, and distance. In order for you to take advantage of a GPS tracking cell phone, you'll need a cellular phone that supports it.

Most phones manufactured today are GPS ready, but some older models may not be. By all means, if you're interested in this feature, ask before you make a purchase.

About now you should be asking yourself why on earth you'd need GPS capabilities in a cellular phone? After all, isn't a cell phone just for making phone calls? Well, not anymore! Today, cell phones come with built in cameras, internet access, and a slew of other features that make them more useful than just as a phone.

The most beneficial aspect of GPS is the ability of tracking a cell phone with GPS. This is beneficial in two primary ways:

  • If you're the type of parent that worries about your child to no end (who doesn't?), and your teenager has a GPS cell phone, it may be possible to track their location within a few meters. While some parents would object to this invasion of privacy, others will tell you that this is a safety feature no family should be without.

    One thing to keep in mind is that this type of tracking is available through various websites and organizations, but they generally are not free. Expect a monthly subscription or usage charge for this service.

  • Secondly, and most importantly, the GPS tracking of a cell phone can give EMS and emergency personnel you're exact location if your stranded in an accident, lost, and/or injured.

    In the business of saving life, every second counts. A GPS phone could easily be the difference between life and death in a dangerous situation.

Also, GPS enabled phones are gaining popularity for their ability to provide driving directions. Just recently, Nextel GPS tracking began to offer a monthly subscription to access driving directions with voice commands on your cell phone.

And with more and more cell phones turning into full-fledged PDA's, GPS services would certainly compliment your phone.

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