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Offline ghwallice

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Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:54 »
Does anyone know of some good, well priced apps or software in Australia that Tammy and I can use to track each other's phones that actually works?

It's mainly about safety for me. For example, If I go for an early morning ride, then hit a roo before she wakes up she'll be able to work out where I am and if I am moving. It would also be of benefit on a day to day work schedules. (she knows all my girlfriends, so that is not a worry)

And ditto for me knowing where she is. (and I know all her girlfriends as well...)

There are GPS trackers, but we think using the phones would be better.

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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2019, 12:08 »
Greg, my family uses Life360, works a treat.
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2019, 15:11 »
The Google Maps application has a Location Sharing function that allows you to share your location with multiple people. Access it from the hamburger menu

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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2019, 16:51 »
Greg, my family uses Life360, works a treat.

Chris it didnít show you falling off a chair in Breganze  :D

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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2019, 18:45 »
Chris it didnít show you falling off a chair in Breganze  :D
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2019, 05:42 »
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2019, 22:24 »
We are going to go with the Life360. Good value for little $. Currently in the process of upgrading phones to iphones with the required ios11 to run the program.

Once we get that working I'm going to try and get google maps working as a day to day gps for route planning.

Thanks for help

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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 04:21 »
I just added WAZE as a GPS, it looks like a great free option but I havent used it yet.

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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 09:46 »
Upgrading to IPhones, thatís funny... and itís ios 12.3 
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2019, 01:36 »
Upgrading to IPhones, thatís funny... and itís ios 12.3

Yeah, I nearly fell off MY chair reading that 😂
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2019, 00:00 »
After using Nokia Windows phones for 6 years the Motorola brick I had 30? years ago would be an upgrade.

Life360 requires a minimum of ios11. I am quite aware that apple ios is now 12.3 and the ability to upgrade the 5S. The size of the 5S suits me as a tradie, not like the portable televisions most people carry, and they are 64 bit architecture.

And you know how fkn tight I am. I've picked up 2 of 5S for a ridiculously expensive price of $130 (for both). How much did you pay for your portable televisions?

Also bought a 4G nighthawk router and fitted it with a mobile sim. Makes the fibre nbn we have into our house look slow as shit, and the whole system is portable (ie we chuck it into the van with us when we travel).

Oh, yeh. On top of that, when I dump the nbn plan, I've just cut $1700 a year off our communications bill...
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2019, 00:57 »
After using Nokia Windows phones for 6 years the Motorola brick I had 30? years ago would be an upgrade.

Life360 requires a minimum of ios11. I am quite aware that apple ios is now 12.3 and the ability to upgrade the 5S. The size of the 5S suits me as a tradie, not like the portable televisions most people carry, and they are 64 bit architecture.

And you know how fkn tight I am. I've picked up 2 of 5S for a ridiculously expensive price of $130 (for both). How much did you pay for your portable televisions?

Also bought a 4G nighthawk router and fitted it with a mobile sim. Makes the fibre nbn we have into our house look slow as shit, and the whole system is portable (ie we chuck it into the van with us when we travel).

Oh, yeh. On top of that, when I dump the nbn plan, I've just cut $1700 a year off our communications bill...

What mobile network do you use with your nighthawk router?
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2019, 08:27 »
I've shifted everything over to Boost. It uses the Telstra 4G network. They only have mobile plans, no broadband plans, but the data allowance of 240Gb for 12mths (plus voice ect) ($300) is better than say the Telstra broadband at 180Gb for $50 month ($600).

We don't use a lot of data, and we don't stream much.

Regards, Greg
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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2019, 10:18 »
I've shifted everything over to Boost. It uses the Telstra 4G network. They only have mobile plans, no broadband plans, but the data allowance of 240Gb for 12mths (plus voice ect) ($300) is better than say the Telstra broadband at 180Gb for $50 month ($600).

We don't use a lot of data, and we don't stream much.

Regards, Greg


I also use Boost for my mobile, but on a pre-paid $40 no contract plan. From memory it gets me 30GB data and unlimited calls to standard numbers (landline and mobile) both here and in 25 countries.  When I recharge, the receipt is from Telstra.  Iím not a heavy data user,which might make a difference to some folk.


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Re: Mobile Phone tracking in Australia
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2019, 22:59 »
What mobile network do you use with your nighthawk router?
i use a map and Ron 98 keeps me on the road and stops me from falling off chairs pissed. Nice to have meet you at a meal one night, i was the guy who was listening to your riding expolts in Spain for at least 30mins until lemonjelly grassed you up for riding a suzuki. But who cares you were there. Regards Andy