jace1969

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I have had a cheap TK-102 Tracker from Rewire Security for 2 years but to be honest it will be coming out as no use to me it was just a toy when the Live online runs out in 8 months.

Its GPS on 2G and cost pence in data over a 12 month period with Lyca Mobile.

The question is does anyone have a cheap one even if its one of the China ones for £7 just to see where the car is not live tracking with history just you ring it and gives you location etc.

 

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I'm pretty sure you can do this with the tk102? There is an app for Android to help configuring it. You can text it and it'll start sending location by SMS.

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51 minutes ago, Micro said:

I'm pretty sure you can do this with the tk102? There is an app for Android to help configuring it. You can text it and it'll start sending location by SMS.

Yes mate your right you can do that with text demands and setting which i could do when you Live online runs out like ring it off the App i have and you get location and Map link.

Just seeing if anyone has the cheaper ones where there is no Live online option just ring or text as i paid about £40 a few years ago but there £7 now for a Mini one A7 but basic.

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It's a pain now,looks like its out soon as a complete waste of time,had it for 18 months but because there newer ones this is playing up.

Sent command and won't go to std.by so on 24/7 on hardwire which I don't want and also might be only pence in data but why have it on as its sitting for a few 2 or 3 days using data and car battery power.

 

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The A7 (A8) ones may not be gps only cell tower location.

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13 hours ago, Micro said:

The A7 (A8) ones may not be gps only cell tower location.

I was wondering that,how do they work with no sim.

All i know is how GPS one's works but don't gain me a thing really but would like to know.

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5 hours ago, jace1969 said:

I was wondering that,how do they work with no sim.

All i know is how GPS one's works but don't gain me a thing really but would like to know.

I bought one labelled an A7 off eBay and it was as the same as this, no GPS (I tore it apart too). 

 

I think I worked out at the time anything under about £10 is unlikely to have GPS functionality, even if it's advertised in the advert

The quickest way to create a GPS tracker is most probably just find an old phone and hardwire that in, disable all the apps and updates and just use Google's find my device feature. There are probably specialised apps for this too that will use minimal data. 

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I bought one labelled an A7 off eBay and it was as the same as this, no GPS (I tore it apart too). 
 
I think I worked out at the time anything under about £10 is unlikely to have GPS functionality, even if it's advertised in the advert
The quickest way to create a GPS tracker is most probably just find an old phone and hardwire that in, disable all the apps and updates and just use Google's find my device feature. There are probably specialised apps for this too that will use minimal data. 
That's a good idea with a old cheap phone and it also don't look out of place,I have a hardwire all set up as my car don't have permanent live off the cigi lighter.
See I have data plan with Vodafone on PAYG but if you don't standard is£1 per day as many do this now.

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1 hour ago, jace1969 said:

That's a good idea with a old cheap phone and it also don't look out of place,I have a hardwire all set up as my car don't have permanent live off the cigi lighter.
See I have data plan with Vodafone on PAYG but if you don't standard is£1 per day as many do this now.

Sent from my SM-G960F using Tapatalk
 

I use a Three data sim. 200mb of data free every month. No top up required

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16 hours ago, Luke4efc said:

I use a Three data sim. 200mb of data free every month. No top up required

That sounds good,car not used so don't use a lot of data.

I know a lot thinks a tracker is a waste of time which i do agree in a lot of ways but it has helped me out when in a garage and stuff but when the online subscription runs out it will go.

 

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