How to Track Satellite Phones

by Neal Litherland

Satellite phones are essentially mobile phones that can directly connect with a communications satellite rather than bothering with the usual cell phone networks. This makes these phones invaluable in places where there isn't regular cell phone coverage. However, these phones are still made with GPS chips so that they can be tracked by GPS satellite systems. If you find that you need to find a satellite phone, there are ways you can do it.

Step 1

Find a tracking service via the Internet that will locate the satellite phone. Websites such as Satellite-GPS-Locator and The Mobile Tracker are two good places to start your search for a tracking service.

Step 2

Type in the number for the satellite phone, as well as the country it's supposed to be located in. Then press "Enter" to search for the phone's location.

Review the results of the search. The service should give you an approximate location for where the satellite phone is located at the time of the search.


  • Read the fine print on your phone tracker. Make sure that it isn't limited to major cell phone networks or countries, unless you're sure that the satellite phone you want is within the area that the tracker covers.


About the Author

Neal Litherland is an author, blogger and occasional ghostwriter. His experience includes comics, role playing games and a variety of other projects as well. He holds a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Indiana University, and resides in Northwest Indiana.

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