How to Track Sprint Phones

By Leonardo R. Grabkowski

Sprint has a nifty feature called Sprint Family Locator, and it allows account holders to monitor the real-time location of family members by tracking their phone's Global Positioning System (GPS) system.

Things You'll Need

  • Sprint service
  • GPS-enabled phone

Step 1

Visit "sfl.sprintpcs.com" to sign up for Sprint Family Locator service. Enter the primary telephone number on your Sprint account and choose your billing method. The first 15 days are free; as of October 2009, the service is $5 per month thereafter.

Step 2

Sign in to your account using your telephone number and the password you created. Click on the telephone on your account you want to track.

Step 3

Wait for the locator service to pinpoint the location of the phone. You can click "Refresh" to monitor the phone's location as many times in a day as you want.

Tips & Warnings

  • The Spring Family Locator will send a courtesy text message to the telephone to let the user know they have been located. You can change this in the "Settings" menu, but the user will still receive a monthly text alert notifying them their location may be tracked at any time.
  • Sprint Family Locator can only be used to locate Sprint phones on your account. It is illegal in most jurisdictions to track someone's location in other situations.

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