How to determine the GPS location of a cell phone number for free

Written by palmer owyoung
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Maybe you want to keep track of your friends, employees or your children. Maybe you're just tired of misplacing your cell phone. There are any number of reasons why you might want to track the GPS location of a mobile phone. Today's technology has made it easier than ever, and best of all you can actually do it for free.

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Things you need

  • GPS-enabled cell phone
  • Computer with Internet access

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    Find a free mobile phone tracking service. Most services today cost money, but is not only one of the oldest GPS services--and it is also the only one that is free.

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    Sign up and download the software. Enter your name and e-mail address, then create a username and password. You can then download the software and install it to your phone.

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    Track the phone. Log on to the website and you will immediately see your location on the website. It will be denoted as a circle. You will then need to decide whether you want your location to remain public, private or available to your friends only. You can also take your location and publicise it to your blog or website.

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    Add your friends. Log on to the website and click on "Add Friends" to allow them to see your location. You can also add search functions such as weather data and keep track of your last 100 points from your personal home page on the website.

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