05-02-2012 02:48:48 PM
My 9 year old daughter's cell phone was stolen and although I've filed a police report, I still want to find the phone and not have to pay an insurance deductible of $100+ to get it replaced. She is only 9! It's a BB Torch but I'm so frustrated because the Locater feature is only picking up the phone by about 800+ yards. That is wayyyyy too big of an area in order for it to be found. However, if I attempt to locate my phone (an iPhone) or my husband's (a Motorola Atrix), it gives me a location withing a distance of no more than 15 yards. Why the big difference? I'm so frustrated!
05-03-2012 10:03:50 PM
It all depends on the type of GPS the phone itself is using.
I can understand the frustration, but seeing as how the child is only 9, maybe you could consider giving her a cheaper (disposible?) phone?
05-15-2012 08:52:16 AM
I got my 9y old daughter a Pantech Link. Got it for $30 on the AT&T website under the GoPhone area. Even though it was meant to be used as prepaid, just slip your postpaid SIM in and it works. The Pantech link looks just like a BlackBerry and used A-GPS for location. My experience is that Family Map will locate the Pantech to about 15 yards.