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Old 09-13-2009, 04:35 PM
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I've been testing this out for about 3 weeks now, and it works great. I've got 1 in my truck, 1 in my wife's, and 1 in the company car.

Info on how to do it here:
http://www.instamapper.com/diytracking.html

The above is a little outdated as the phone is no longer available. However you can buy a Motorola i290 for boost mobile for $39 at Wal-Mart and it works great.

The service is free and pretty awesome if you want to track your trips, however I just use it for security reasons as auto thefts have sky-rocketed around my area. Once you have the phone setup, you just turn it on, plug it in, and forget about it. It sits in the background updating it's location at set intervals.

I'm planning on a permanent install into my truck and wife's car. Will do a write-up with pictures when I'm done if anyone's interested.

Total cost:
Phone = $40
GPS Tracking Service = $Free
Boost Phone Service = $0.35/day (For unlimited data)
 
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:40 PM
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Thats interesting... good thread...
 

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