Catch Cheating Spouse With Cellphone Trackers

One of the most effective ways to catch a cheating spouse, or to monitor your children’s activities when they are away from home, is a cellphone tracker. In this article we will discuss the different types of cellphone monitoring devices, and which type would best fulfill your needs. This is a generic guide that should help you decide what type of cell phone tracker to get while you are researching, there is no direct product being talked about. Direct product recommendations will be in the following articles.

Before continuing on with the article, please be advised that the laws on monitoring an individual’s cell phone differs from state to state. Please do your own research, I won’t give you legal advice or list down every single law for every state here. If you are caught spying on your cheating spouse, they CAN sue you depending on where you live. As far as installing monitoring devices on YOUR OWN PROPERTY, that is not illegal at all. Most companies do this with their company cars and cellphones to protect them from theft.

 

Types of Cell Phone Trackers

Moving on, there are two types of cell phone spies, the older hardware based devices, and the newer software based cell phone trackers, the difference between the two are colossal. If you have little cash to spare, I would recommend the hardware based cell trackers. You will need complete physical access to the phone you want to monitor though, before you get to spy on it. But before you do, don’t forget to try out one of the software based DEMOs. Software in my opinion is superior in every single way.

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Hardware Based Cellphone Trackers

The older cellphone spies are basically just simcard readers. Simcard readers, as the name implies, read simcards for data that will be transferred into your PC/laptop via USB. The data will depend on the type of simcard reader, and age of phone, but most likely you will be able to view text messages from the simcard, and read phonebook details, without knowing the actual password of the simcard. Some cardreaders may even allow you to read deleted text messages. These hardware based cell phone trackers will not go above $50, the requirements for these to work on your phone is that you have to have a simcard based phone, and you need physical access to the simcard. If you can’t physically take a part the phone and insert the simcard into the simcard reader, you won’t be able to access the data.

Software Based Cellphone Trackers

Now for the software based cellphone spies, there is almost unlimited potential to what they can do. I’ll label the most common types you can buy as cellphone tracker 1,2, and 3 for simplicity’s sake (there are different brands, but most follow these templates). A general trait software based cellphone trackers have in common is they are usually subscription based, and you only need to install your cellphone trackers once and you can monitor the device remotely through the internet. Also another common requirement is that the mobile phone you are monitoring should have internet access available or it won’t get to transfer the gathered phone data.

Another feature that should make you want to use software over hardware is that they usually offer a FREE cell phone tracker demo, or offer the actual software without limitations for 30-60 days with a money back seal.

How cellphone trackers work

Cellphone tracker 1

This is typically used for monitoring sms messages, exclusively. Text trackers (for software based mobile phone spies only) will allow you to monitor messages that are sent and received, whether or not they are still currently in the phone or have been deleted. Cost of this type of tracker is no more than $5 per month. Well worth the subscription fee if your spouse or children text a lot. I would save up more cash and go for the next type, because this lacks the GPS tracker that we want to monitor our cellphone’s location.

Cellphone tracker 2

This is a step up because it adds image and video tracking to its list of features. The added storage bumps this subscription up to $10-15 per month. This type of tracker will usually come with GPS tracking as well as the basic SMS trackers (like cell phone tracker 1). This is the cellphone tracker I recommend and use on my kids phones. Too bad I never knew they existed when I was having infidelity problems. (the internet was still a baby back then). Image and video tracking is simply the ability to download images and video sent or received on the phone you installed the tracker on. The reason why we should use this instead of tracker 1 or 3 is because it combines sms tracking, with GPS tracking, without all the non-sense tracker 3 has (also the cost difference is huge). So if you want to track a cellphone location, just log in to your software’s website and check on the exact location of your cellphone via google maps. The software should

Cellphone tracker 3

This is just plain 007 spy stuff. This is something I will never recommend because it costs $50-100+ PER month. The features are overkill and should not be used if your only goal is only to catch your spouse cheating, or monitor your children’s cellphone activities. The typical features of these cell phone surveillance monsters are everything tracker 1 and 2 can do, plus “silent calling”, and “threeway call spying”. “Silent calling” is just what it sounds like, calling a cell phone without making the phone ring or display that a call is in progress. It basically makes your spouse’s cellphone act like a microphone, similar to what the FBI did with a criminal investigation case against the mafia[1]. “Three way call spying” is when you know your spouse is using the cellphone, and call it with another phone so you can listen in on their conversation. Some even go as far as faking the phone’s “off” status, meaning your phone won’t be truly turned off until you remove the battery.

All of those features are overkill, and trust me there’s tons more like those, such as forced picture taking to make a spy camera out of your cell phone. The only thing we will ever need is tracking a cellphone’s location via GPS, and monitoring their texting and internet activities. We want to know they are cheating by gathering incontrovertible evidence(via GPS location data and SMS messages), not create a full feature film documentary about the affair. Everything you will ever need is a cell phone tracker like type 2. If you can’t afford the type 2 tracker with image and video, try and find a type 1 tracker with a gps tracker function. The video and image tracking of type 2 isn’t a necessity, it’s just an extra bonus since most of the cell phone spies like type 2 already have it. But if you can find a type 1 with GPS location, you’re set and that’s all you will ever need.

 

Why Is A Cell Phone Tracker The Best Way To Catch A Cheating Spouse?

Out of all the methods and gadgets listed on the “How To Catch A Cheating Spouse” page, this is the one I recommend the most and here are a few reasons why :

It’s extremely cheap for the value it brings

If you think about it, the alternatives do not match up. Keyloggers? All you will be able to do is monitor ONE computer with a hardware based keylogger, and several computers or laptops with a software based keylogger. With a cell phone tracker you can not only track the text messages they are sending and receiving, you will also be able to see their/the cellphones exact location via google maps, IN REAL TIME (meaning the location is updated every 5-60 minutes, not days). Depending on what spyware for cellphones you choose, you may also monitor the pictures and videos that are accessible on your target’s phone. The only advantage the keylogger has is it is cheaper, and does not require a subscription. In the product recommendations article I’ll make in the future, I’ll show you what type of tracker I use that is a one time payment, cellphone spy software like I described above (type 2). Cell phone tracker vs Private Eye, of course the private eye will be a one stop full solution, they’re professionals! But considering the price, it’s thousands of dollars vs less than a hundred dollars a year. If you have the cash to burn, private investigators are great, but if you don’t, nothing beats a cellphone spy.

Cellphone trackers with GPS function gets us incontrovertible evidence

Another important aspect of using a mobile phone tracker is there is no lying your way out of the GPS tracker data. When selecting your cell spy, make sure it’s Google friendly. “Google cell phone tracker” does not mean it’s a tracker created by Google (Google doesn’t make cell phone trackers fyi), it just means that their GPS tracking feature is powered by Google. You’ll know if it’s powered by Google by checking the features of your selected phone spy and looking at the screen shots of their GPS features, or logging into a demo account. Why Google Maps? Because Google Maps is so powerful it will actually let you do a number of things with the data given, such as give you exact directions to get to that location from your location, view that location’s images (stored in Google), and view nearby webcams if there are any available. You will also be able to download the data given to you by your chosen cell spy company into CSV format and keep them locally on your computer. In the main catch a cheating spouse article I talk about saving all your data online by using a free blogger.com blog that is set to private for added security. Can’t let the cheater know you are on to them or they will clean up their act and hide their tracks better.

Remotely Check Your Target Cellphone

A huge advantage over keyloggers, hardware based simcard readers, and hidden cameras. Once you’ve installed your phone tracker you never have to touch the target phone ever again to monitor the device. The simple picture above shows you what the process is like once installed. The target mobile phone sends the data to the webserver, then the webserver is accessible from any computer or laptop you own that has an internet connection. That is why software based cellphone spies have subscription fees, you are basically renting the server space from the companies that provide the service. The advantage of remotely checking your mobile phone is enough reason to pay for the subscription fee, because remotely does not just mean you can check on it if your spouse is at the neighbor’s house or at work, remotely means you can check on your spouse’s mobile phone ANYWHERE in the world as long as it has access to an internet connection. Without an internet connection, don’t even buy a cell spy, the software won’t be able to feed the webserver the data it’s gathered on your target’s phone.

GPS car trackers are limited, Cellphone trackers with GPS features are not

When using a GPS car tracker (these are usually subscription based as well, but a whole lot cheaper), you are limited to knowing only where your car or vehicle is, with a cellphone tracker with the built in GPS tracking feature, you will be able to track your spouse’s location no matter where they are as long as they have their mobile phone with them. Another thing that makes the cellphone alternative more flexible is you can use an old (or cheap) cellphone that no one is using, or you got for a bargain, and turn it into just a GPS device that you can attach to cars or luggage.

You will know if your spouse is “sexting”

Cheaters often wonder “is sexting cheating?”, obviously the answer would be yes. Anytime you are sexually intimate with another person, you are cheating on your partner. A cellphone spy will give you that undeniable data that you will be able to use when confronting your cheating spouse. It may be in the form of plain SMS text messages, or your spouse may be sending adult sexting videos, a “cellphone tracker 2” will be able to serve you both these types of data. If your spouse somehow manages to lie their way out of image or video evidence of their sexting affairs, they should receive an award and be offered a job as a spy. There’s no way anyone can lie their way out of image and video evidence, that is irrefutable.

Internet activities are logged

If your spouse uses the mobile phone over the pc or laptop for browsing the internet, you will have no other choice in monitoring their internet activities other than a cellphone tracker 2 type software. You’ll see sites they visit, and even emails sent from mobile phones. The image and video transfers that occur (from the internet, to target cellphone) will also work here, not just for sms messages.

“Setting Traps” article works perfectly with cellphone spies

In the “setting traps” article we talk about all the common traps you can set to detect cheating signs. These traps work even better with cellphone trackers with gps support. You could tell your spouse that you have no way back home from your parent’s house, and will come back home next week or whatever. Give them a lot of free time, and then ask them daily whether or not they left the house, and if they did, where did they go. With the GPS function, you will be able to track exactly where they were, and what time they were there. Most quality products have an archive page that lists the location at set intervals (every 30-60 minutes). You can also remotely check up on who they text and who they call.

Use the unknown numbers you’ve found and run a reverse phone lookup

Even the cheapest cell phone trackers have the feature that lets you view all numbers on the target phone. Lookup any numbers you aren’t familiar with, you can try googling them first before doing a reverse phone lookup. Cellphone tracker 2 type software should let you view call details and duration, as long as text message details. Use the phone numbers they call/text the most often either google them, or run a reverse phone lookup.

 

Additional Information

1. http://news.cnet.com/FBI-taps-cell-phone-mic-as-eavesdropping-tool/2100-1029_3-6140191.html

How To Catch A Cheating Spouse

Do you already know that your spouse is cheating on you? Just need to be a hundred percent sure before you take action on your relationship? In this article we will list down ways on how you can catch your spouse cheating. Before you read this, you may want to also read signs of a cheating spouse. Below is a general overview on what tools and methods we have at our disposal, follow the relevant links for a more detailed article on each method described. This section will be updated whenever something new has been found that can help us catch a cheating spouse, your suggestions are more than welcome (use the form linked above or leave it in the comments).

Please do your own research on state laws regarding the use of spy tools to monitor someone else’s conversations. I will not be responsible for providing legal advice for you, when in doubt contact a private investigator or divorce attorney.

A quick tip to keep the data that you have gathered secure, we never want cheaters to know we are on to them, is to start a free blogger.com blog and set it to invitation only. That way no one but you can access the things you have written. What I would do is list down every cheating sign I observed from my cheating spouse and the results of using the following methods and gadgets.

 

Ways to catch a cheating spouse

1.Cell Phone Trackers

Have you ever heard of these? These are programs which you install on your cellphones and have it collect data for you. That data is then sent to a server via the internet which you can access through your home computer or laptop. After manual installation on your phone, you can then leave these cell phone spies alone and just remotely access the data. Most of these work for all the latest mobile phones and the quality ones are always made to be undetectable. Their price ranges from $10 dollars a month, to $60 dollars per quarter. Very affordable, very effective. A top pick for catching a spouse who always has a mobilephone handy. We will not be talking about remotely activated mobilephones[1], those are costly and should not be recommended to anyone who is not a professional spy. It is also illegal to monitor other people’s mobile phones, you should only monitor a phone that you own. What we will talk about are cellphone spies that have text monitoring services as well as GPS trackers. Read the full Cell Phone Tracker article.

2. Keyloggershow to catch a cheating spouse

Keyloggers are devices or software that monitor keystrokes on your computer, which is called keystroke logging[2]. Keyloggers can be useful to you if your suspected cheater is on the computer or laptop a lot (nowadays, who isn’t). The only downside to this method of catching a spouse is that laptops have no other option other than using software keyloggers which you need to install because it wouldn’t make sense to add a hardware keylogger onto a¬† laptop. A hardware keylogger is more suitable for desktop computers. It is a small device that needs no installation, other than physically inserting it into your keyboard slot located at the back of the CPU. Downside of the hardware keylogger vs the software keylogger is storage space. With hardware keyloggers you are allotted a certain amount of space depending on the type of keylogger used. Software keyloggers make use of the computer or laptops own storage space, so the difference is immense considering hardware keyloggers only reach up to 12 gigabytes and start costing upwards of $50. Please remember that you should never monitor a laptop or computer that is not yours. Read the full Catch a cheating spouse with Keyloggers article.

3. GPS

Or Global Positioning Systems[3], is a way of tracking a device remotely from your pc or laptop. These devices are commonly attached to cars, but recent cellphone spies are so advanced that they have added this functionality to their software. The commonly found GPS devices will let you monitor the device using Google Maps, which makes it a very very powerful tool. Google Maps even allow you to view webcams located in those areas, and get the complete directions to get to that area, from a chosen area of origin (your home for example). The most solid way of busting the lies told to you by your spouse. No more 5 hour long shopping trips, GPS devices will tell you exactly where their went and for how long. Again, this should never be used to track a car that you do not own. It is illegal to GPS track anything but your own property. Read the full GPS Vehicle Tracking Devices article.

4. Reverse Phone Lookups

Also called Reverse telephone directory[4], is a service that lets you track a phone number, be it cellphone or home phone. You can now reverse phone lookup those unknown numbers that keep calling you! The downside is, some people can pay to get removed off of the reverse phone lookup database. Ever wonder how that telemarketer got your phone number? They used the reverse telephone directory. So if you want your details kept off, you’ll have to pay a fee. Another downside is that you will have to pay a fee to access full reports, I have not found a website that offers reverse phone lookups for free. The common details provided are Phone owner’s full name, address, what type of phone (cellphone or landline), and other associated phone numbers. Read the full Reverse Phone Lookups article.

5. Image Tracking

This is simply a search engine, for pictures. Something that is fairly new technology. It’s not the same as google that you type words, instead you show the search engine images. It also may be referred to as Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR)[5]. This is useful if you want to run your spouse’s pictures on a CBIR database to see where those pictures are listed on the internet. There is no fee for this service. There are however, limitation. For example, you find your spouse’s picture and they are with an unknown person who they won’t tell you about so you decide to do a search. You will not find that picture online if that picture is saved somewhere on Facebook or Multiply or any other type of social site that is set to private. Only public websites work, and as of now there are no CBIR companies that are big enough (say like google), who scan the entire internet. Read the full Reverse Image Tracking article

6. Video Surveillance Equipment

Hidden cameras are another effective solution to cheaters who have “visitors” at home while you are away. There are different types of surveillance equipment, and the hidden cameras are a little bit on the expensive side ($100+). What you’ll want to use is something that is small, and motion activated so you do not have to risk running out of storage for capturing video (and audio if you choose). This method has been made famous by a hit TV series called “Cheaters”, with Joey Greco.

7. Private investigators

Private eyes are the last thing you should consider if you do not have the cash. They are the most expensive way to catch a cheating spouse, but they are also the most reliable way. All you do is pay, and they will have every tool described here and more to track and document your cheating spouse’s activities. It is not uncommon to receive a bill of $3k or more for hiring a P.I. to track someone out of town for several days. A private investigator may also provide assistance to your attorney in civil cases such as helping you get child custody, premarital screening, and proving whether or not your spouse is cheating on your or not[6].

8. Setting traps

Something often overlooked, setting simple “traps” can help tell us if there are things going on in our home when we are away. A trap can be as simple as putting a thin see through tape at the back end of your toilet seat. If you are expecting no one to be home, and you apply this toilet seat trap, the most likely situation you would walk into when you get home is the tape would still be there. But if that tape is broken, you’ll know someone has been in your bathroom. Simple, free, effective. Read the full Free Ways To Catch Your Cheating Spouse article.

 

Other Ways To Catch A Cheating Spouse That Is –NOT– Recommended

1. Lie Detector Tests

These are not just expensive, they’re subjective as well. The will of the examiner and how nervous the person taking the test is what will determine whether or not they will look guilty or innocent according to the lie detector. People react differently when lying, and lie detector test examiners have different approaches in “controlling” your response. Lie detectors are not even supported by the scientific community. Trickery, not science, is what is used to get the “truth” out of you. If you would like to find out more about why a lie detectors should never be used, read this book “The Lie Behind The Lie Detector“[7] by George W. Maschke and Gino J. Scalabrini from antipolygraph.org

2. Impersonation

Calling up credit card companies, banks, phone companies, internet service providers and pretending to be someone you’re not is impersonation, or if you do it online it’s called Phishing[8]. Say for example you found out the identity of the person your spouse is cheating on you with, then you use his or her name and pretend to be them in order to phish information, you can and most probably will get sued if they find out about it. Stick to watching for signs of cheating and focusing on your own spouse. Leave the other person alone, avoid all interaction unless you are going to confront them with legally acquired proof that they have been cheating with your spouse.

 

Additional Information

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Covert_listening_device#Remotely_activated_mobile_phone_microphones
2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keystroke_logging
3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System
4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reverse_telephone_directory
5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image_retrieval#Search_methods
6. http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos157.htm#nature
7. http://www.antipolygraph.org/lie-behind-the-lie-detector.pdf
8. http://kb.iu.edu/data/arsf.html#explained