How Do I Track a Cell Phone with a Bluetooth GPS
By Alan Threadgill
Global Positioning System, or GPS, is a satellite-based radio navigation system used for positioning and navigation services worldwide. Bluetooth technology is a wireless communication system for fixed and mobile devices. If you want to track a cell phone with a Bluetooth GPS, you will need to sign-up with a tracking service company to allow these two systems to work together for your tracking needs.
Cell Phone Tracking
To start with, you will need a cell phone with GPS technology built in. Most new cell phones have this technology, but if your cell phone does not, check to see if GPS software can be added. Otherwise, you'll have to upgrade your phone to that technology.
Next, you need a cell phone carrier that has GPS technology running on their network. Some of these carriers include Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T.
A tracking service company is needed to coordinate the tracking via a web-based mapping system you can view online. They accomplish this with tracking software that integrates into your mobile device. There is a monthly fee involved in this service, so check around for the best deal. There are also cell phone carriers that offer tracking in their service package. They include Disney Mobile, which offers tracking for parents buying cell phones for their young children, and Wherify locator phone, which helps keep an eye on the elderly.
If you are in the market for a new cell phone, check for service packages that offer GPS and tracking together.
Alan Threadgill has been a freelance writer in the New York City area since 2000. He has written for the "Amsterdam News" and various websites. His experience includes business finance, songwriting for music production and event planning in Manhattan. Threadgill attended Howard University in Washington, D.C.