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Cell Phone Spying | Cell Phone Spy Facts
Cell Phone Spying is the act of using a specific software program, smart phone application, to monitor the activities and communications of a persons cell phone. Which activities and communications can be viewed or monitored varies slightly...
Cell Phone Spying is the act of using a specific software program, smart phone application, to monitor the activities and communications of a persons cell phone. Which activities and communications can be viewed or monitored varies slightly from cell phone spy app to spy app but most of these apps allow you to monitor the following on a cell phone.
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BASIC CELL PHONE SPY FEATURES
ADVANCE CELL PHONE SPY FEATURES
Some more highly technical spy features are available with a few cell phone spy apps such as being able to intercept and listen to live cell phone conversations and activate the target phones mouth piece so it gets turned on turning the target device into and audio surveillance device. Cell phone spy smart apps range in price from $49 to as high as $499 depending upon the features and the exact smart phone spy app used.
HOW CELL PHONE SPYING IS ACCOMPLISHED
There are two types of mobile spy applications:
-Local Cell Phone Spy: this is the most common type of mobile spy app. This type must be installed to the target phone by navigating to the web address of the smart phone app with the cell phones built in web browser. Once downloaded the phone must be shut off and restarted (rebooting). From that point any activities such as calls, text messages, etc., are silently uploaded to the cell phone spy members area which is a web site you log in to with the username and password the cell phone spy vendor has provided you with.
-Remote Cell Phone Spy: there is some controversy as to the effectiveness of this method for monitoring a cell phone. This method involves installing the spy application to your own cell phone and not the target phone. Once installed you launch the remote spy app, call the target phone and stay connected to the target phone for at least 30 seconds. This allows the remote spy software to get a fix on the frequency of the target phone. Once complete any calls, text messages, etc., are "ghosted" to the cell phone screen the remote phone spy is installed to. To stop received spy info from the phone you are spying on launch the spy app from you phone again and select -terminate call monitoring-. To play it safe and make sure you are dealing with a reputable remote spy app make sure it comes with a guarantee of satisfaction or money back.
LEGALITY OF CELL PHONE SPYING
Spying on a persons cell phone is legal in most states only if the spy app is placed on a mobile device the user owns or the person whose phone you are installing it on gives permission. Placing a cell phone spy on another persons cell phone without their knowledge and permission is illegal in most states however the laws regarding cell phone spying are not standardized an prosecution is very difficult if not impossible.
REASONS FOR CELL PHONE SPYING
There are many reasons one might wish to monitor the cellular activity of another person but the most frequent reasons for cell phone spying include:
-Suspecting a loved one, such as a spouse, of committing infidelity. By placing a cell phone spy smart phone app on their mobile device the suspicious individual can see what the target phones is saying and texting to confirm or deny suspicions.
-A parent wanting to monitor a son or daughter. Many parents are rightly concerned about who their kids are talking with and where they go. A cell phone spy installed to their cell phone could provide them with the answers.
-An employer who needs to verify employees are going where they shoud go for their job duties. General the GPS location tracking feature is what is most important in this instance of cell phone spying.
COST OF CELL PHONE SPY APPS FOR SMART PHONES
Prices of smart phone applications for cell phone spying can vary considerably. Generally the price of the phone spy in no way reflects the quality of it. Here is a list of the most well known cell phone spy software apps along with prices:
*spybubble (local phone spy) [ http://www.spybubblespy.info ] $49 Basic spy plan. $89 pro spy plan.
*mobilespy (local phone spy) [ http://wwww.cellphone-
*phonebeagle (local phone spy) [ http://wwww.phonebeaglespy.info ] $19 for 3 months. $49 for one year.
*mobistealth (local phone spy) [ http://www.mobistealthreviews-
*stealthgenie (local phone spy) [ http://wwww.stealthgenie.info ] different spy plans at different prices $49 to $199.
*cellcontrol (remote phone spy) [ http://wwww.cell-
*celltracker (remote phone spy) [ http://wwww.cell-
POSSIBLE MISUSE OF CELL PHONE SPY
Seduction of Women - Cell phone spy has been used to seduce or date women. In this situation if the person manages to install the spy app on the targets phone the spy person would be privy to all kinds of personal information as they would have access to all of this persons calls, text messages, and even know everywhere that person goes and when they go there via the GPS tracking spy feature.
Stalking - As with the above example once the phone spy has been installed to the target the potential stalker would know the exact whereabouts of the victim at all times.
PRECAUTIONS TO PREVENT BEING A VICTIM OF CELL PHONE SPYING
-Never leave your cell phone unattended or out of your site at any time. Ironically the people you should trust the most, your parents or your spouse, are the people most likely to place a cell phone spy application on your cell phone.
-Add a password to your cell phone so to gain access requires entry of that password.
HOW TO TELL IF YOU PHONE HAS CELL PHONE SPY ON IT ALREADY
It can be very difficult to know for sure if your cell phone already has a cell phone spy software program installed to it but there are a few clues to look out for.
-You cell phone will feel warm even though it has not been used for a while.
-You cell phones screen lights up at times for no apparent reason.
-While in a phone call you here some clicks or a short tone or beep. Indicative someone is listening to your ongoing conversation. This is a more advanced spy feature referred to as Live Call Listening and is only offered by very few cell phone spy vendors such as spybubble and stealthgenie.
If you are suspicious a cell phone spy has been placed on your cell phone bring your cell phone to your service provider and have your cell phones operating system wiped and reinstalled. This will bring your cell phone back to its original state when you first purchased it and started using it.
FINAL THOUGHTS ON CELL PHONE SPYING
Cell phone spying can provide you with much valuable information about an individual. How and when you use cell phone spying can determine if it is a moral or immoral activity. Parents certainly have a right to know what their kids are doing and who they hang out with. In fact it is a good parents obligation to know these things. If you are in a relationship and you think your partner may be cheating on you using a cell phone spy in this instance may or may not be immoral depending upon your psychological state of mind. If you an overly suspicious and mistrusting person or have low self esteem using a cell phone spy for this reason could be considered a form of digital abuse and an invasion of privacy.