How to Track a Mobile Cell Phone Using GPS by Internet

By Palmer Owyoung

If you have employees who work outside of the office, then using a cell phone to track them on the Internet with GPS is a good way to increase efficiency and productivity. You can also use it to track friends and family so you can keep tabs on the people you care about.

Things You'll Need

  • GPS tracking software

Step 1

Get a GPS program you can install on a mobile phone. There are a few free ones available that you might wish to consider. These include, Instamapper and Mologogo. Another inexpensive program you might wish to look at is Accutracking, which as of 2010 costs $9.95 per month. Any of these applications turns your cell phone into a GPS tracking device. The differences between the free programs and the paid program is that with Accutracking you are able to print out detailed reports regarding the GPS data.

Step 2

Create a user name and password at the website you've chosen. You will also need to put in your phone number, mobile network and a valid email address. In the case of Accutracking, you will also have to submit your credit card details.

Step 3

Wait for a few minutes and you will get a text message with a URL and instructions on how to download the software.

Step 4

Go to the URL provided on your phone's web browser to download the software and follow the instructions to install the GPS program on your phone.

Step 5

Log into the website where you registered to begin tracking the phone. After you've logged in, you will see a map and blinking dot on top of it. The dot is the mobile phone. You can now follow it anywhere the phone has a signal. To zoom in, you can click on the "+" buttons and to zoom out click on the "-" buttons. Click on the "History" tab at the top of the screen and you will see where the phone has been over the last 30 days. To scroll right, left, or up and down, click on the arrow buttons.