How to track cell phone records

Written by sabah karimi
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Cell phone records are often used as evidence in criminal trials and to verify where a person was located when using their phone. Cell phone signals and GPS chips can help to pinpoint the exact location of the cell phone, and many cell phone providers maintain usage logs that can verify where the phone has been used. Law enforcement uses advanced technology to track and trace cell phones, but consumers can also gain access to basic cell phone record data with online search tools.

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    Register with This company provides access to cell phone records, people search records and other information that you can access by submitting the cell phone number to trace. You can set up a free account by submitting your name, address, e-mail address, date of birth and gender.

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    Trace calls with the Mobile Phone Spy. Download the Mobile Phone Spy tracker software program from to enable tracking for any of your cell phones. You will be able to view contacts lists, read text messages, view calls made/received and see photos stored in the phone after enabling the service.

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    Use the Cell Spy Pro suite to keep track of the cell phone. This program allows you to read all text messages, view calls made and calls received, and monitor contacts lists stored in the phone. Installation takes about 1-2 minutes and works on all devices that are Bluetooth enabled.

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    Use the Best Online Detective service to locate cell phone records and perform cell phone search queries. This online tool provides access to over 3 billion records; you can find out the cell phone owner's name, address, line carrier and phone records with the paid service.

Tips and warnings

  • Conducting cell phone record traces on phones you do not own may be against the law in your State or country
  • Mobile Phone Spy only works on Bluetooth-enabled phones.

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