We all have our reasons for wanting to buy spy phone software, most commonly referred to as cell phone monitoring software. Some of us want to keep track of our kids, or perhaps monitor employee cell phone use. However, before you rush out and spend your hard earned cash on cell phone monitoring software, you should make sure it’s the right product for you.
When everything is in place, installing and using cell monitoring software is a walk in the park. The problems users generally run into are due to little things that they should have researched prior to purchasing the software. Is the phone compatible? Do you have access to the phone? Is there a data connection? These are just some of the many questions you should be asking yourself BEFORE you whip out your wallet.
Here is a list of the most common reasons when you should NOT buy cell monitoring software…. some of them are set in stone (such as needing access to thephone), while others are just suggestions on making things easier… enjoy!
8 REASONS WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT BUY CELL MONITORING SOFTWARE
1) NO ACCESS TO PHONE. Does the phone have a PIN code that prevents you from accessing it? Do you have access to the phone? If you’ve answered “YES” to any of these, then buying cell monitoring software will be a waste of time. There is absolutely NO way to install cell monitoring software without physical access to the target phone. If you can’t get your hands on it, then one suggestion is PC monitoring software. One thing to also point out here, is you NEVER should install monitoring software on a phone or PC you don’t own, or without permission from the owner. Doing so could get you into a LOT of trouble, as its against most local, state, and federal laws in most countries. You’ve been warned!
2) NOT ENOUGH ACCESS TO PHONE. Getting access to the phone is only the first step in getting the software installed. The next step is downloading the software, setting it up, and perhaps running a test to make sure its working. This takes time, which means having only a few minutes with the phone is not enough. For someone who is less experienced or doing it for their first time, then you’ll need anywhere from 20 – 30 minutes. There are numerous things that can go wrong such as the internet connection dropping out, typing the incorrect download URL, installing the app, choosing a correct configuration, and more. Give yourself time if you want to be 100% sure the software is installed correctly.
3) NOT SURE THE PHONE TYPE. If you’re not sure the type of phone they have, then don’t waste your money on cell monitoring software. It’s easy to differentiate an iPhone or BlackBerry from other phones, but what happens when they are using a Samsung, HTC, Sony, or a phone that you’ve not seen before? Before you spend a single penny, you MUST find out if their phone is supported. I wrote a post a few months ago which gives tips on determining the phone type. You can read it HERE.
3) NO DATA PLAN. Most of the software sold requires that the phone have a data connection in order to transmit the logs. If you’re not sure the phone has an internet connection, then you need to do a bit more research and find out. Without a data plan, you won’t be able to install the software because installation requires that you use the phone’s browser to download the app.
4) BEWARE OF PRE-PAID. If they are on a pre-paid SIM, then perhaps you should find another way to monitor them. Since cell monitoring software requires a data plan to transmit the recorded logs, it will quickly consume the pre-paid credits. There are ways to reduce the amount of data usage by changing the interval settings to only upload the logs once a day, but you still need to closely monitor the situation. .
5) NOT SURE WHAT YOU NEED. Before you buy a cell monitoring app, make sure you know what you need. Why drop $300 bucks on an app, when there is a similar app for only $50 bucks that has all the features you’ll need. Most people end up wishing either they would have spent the extra money on the top of the line monitoring app in order to get a specific feature they need, while others find out they just need the basics, and could have got by with the basic version. I always recommend anyone who is thinking of buying cell monitoring software that they first write down what exactly they want to do, and/or records they need in order to accomplish their goals. The worst thing that can happen is you really end up wanting a feature your app doesn’t have, then you end up trying to install another app on top of the app that is already installed. This could create conflicts with the existing monitoring app and the new one you are installing. Bottom line, figure out what you want first.
6) REQUIREMENTS. Another problem users often run into, is that they don’t take time to read the fine print. For example, installing an iPhone monitoring apps requires that the iPhone is jailbroken. Lots of people overlook this and then get disappointed then they find out they have to jailbreak the iPhone. Please take the time to find out if the phone meets all the requirements and/or you completely understand the requirements BEFORE you buy it.
7) SCAMS. Yes, there are lots of scams out there. If you see an advertisement for software that sounds too good to be true, then walk away.. Common things you’ll see is not requiring access to the target phone, bluetooth spy software that has unlimited range, spy phone software that works on ANY phone. I honestly get at several emails a day from readers who were ripped off by various fly by night companies. Don’t believe the hype… These companies know that you need access to the target phone and not all phones are supported, so they use this in their ads to try and sucker people into buying their product. Don’t fall for it. Remember, you need access to the phone and not all phones are supported. If the product has features nobody else is offering, then it’s probably a scam.
8 ) ILLEGAL IN YOUR AREA. Please please please take the time to first check the laws in your state or country. I’m not a lawyer so I can’t give you any advice, but I know people think it’s ok to install cell phone monitoring software on their spouse’s cell phone because they pay the bill — so technically they own it. However, each state and country has their own interpretation of whats legal or not, so make sure you verify that what you are about to do, won’t get you in legal trouble. If you don’t own the cell phone you are about to install the cell monitoring software on, and you have not checked the laws in your area, then I highly recommend you NOT buy cell monitoring software. Ignoring this warning, and doing so may violate local, state, and federal laws in your country and you could be subject to civil or criminal penalties.
Hope you found this info useful…
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DISCLAIMER: Cell phone monitoring software is designed for monitoring your children or employees on a smartphone you own or have proper consent to monitor (in compliance with applicable laws), and you must inform anyone who uses a device upon which the software is installed that their activity may be monitored. You should NEVER attempt to spy on a cell phone you don’t own, monitor your spouse, significant other or adult children with any cell phone monitoring product without the consent and knowledge of such persons. Doing so may be illegal, and violate local, state, and federal laws in your country and you could be subject to civil or criminal penalties. We will cooperate with authorities in investigation of any allegations of misuse. If you are uncertain of your rights to monitor the usage of a cellular device, you should consult legal counsel BEFORE purchasing.
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