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questions and clarification on product and starter kit

Post by Guest » Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:54 pm

http://www.accutracking.com/starterkit.html

"Hide it in your vehicle to track your vehicle location at all times "

yet on a search
viewtopic.php?t=290&highlight=placement

it needs to be in view of the sky, through glass.

I'm planning on using it as an anti-theif device for my car and just wanted some clarification. On a phone, what side is the gps chip set on? I want to put it in a spot that will transmit very good but try to hide it at the same time. I have some creative ideas :D

Also, is there any good place i can find the usb to phone cable besides ebay? Anybody have an suggestions on a good place with a good price?

If i buy the package from ya'll will there be support if i can't get it to work (i'm okay with computers but am not awesome haha)

Thanks for reading!

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Post by Guest » Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:11 pm

also does window tint have any effect on this? I know some tints have metals in them, unlike the cheaper ones that are done by dyes (the ones that turn purple.

When a signal is sent, does the phone light up and say signal sent? I think i read you can have it running in the background so the phone should be able to look normal right? (no lights or sounds?)

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Post by Skibum » Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:31 pm

Any metal in the path to the sky will affect performance.

The phone will not indicate a "send" (light up) if the application is running in the backround.
I can't be tracked anymore... :(

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Post by Guest » Sun Jan 15, 2006 7:25 pm

thanks for the reply!

I think i'm gonna go with a 1/8" black car interior type plastic cover to conceal it. the setup, will have full view out the window of my car.

i415 5.50"x1.90"x.85" $59.99 from boost mobile
i450 3.50"x2.00"x1.10" $79.99 from boost mobile

charger and usb cable
http://www.cellphoneshop.net/usbdacaforne7.html
http://www.cellphoneshop.net/carchfornei52.html

and i will follow madrabbit's setup
madrabbitt wrote:Entire process, start to finish.

My secondary job is in EMS, i used to be issued a department nextel. I ran a similar tracking program on it for work, then on my personal phone, i ran accutracking, primarially so my fiancee knew where i was.
Now i carry a blackberry at work, and i use my personal phone for radio, so i cant have a program like this working or i might miss an important group call, plus i wanted to have a phone that was in my car 100% of the time tracking it (although i do turn it off from time to time)

Went to target.
The only phone they had in stock was the i415, which is a good phone, i just wanted a flip, but oh well.
bought said i415. 79.99.
Came home and activated it online.
Called them to make sure MMS was enabled. That is a key step.
Used webjal to load the program.
Created a new client ID and programmed it in.
I have a single cig outlet under the rear seat of my cherokee. I plugged a "rugged" car charger into it (the one with the yellow tab has a longer cord then the one with the white tab) I routed the cord to the phone, put the phone in the back by the spare tire, where it has a good view out the window. I taped over the display to keep it inconspicuous, and now it lives back there and transmits its location info.

The link in my sig is the phone in the car.
That usb cable should work with webjal right?

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Re: questions and clarification on product and starter kit

Post by ATSupport » Sun Jan 15, 2006 10:06 pm

Anonymous wrote: If i buy the package from ya'll will there be support if i can't get it to work (i'm okay with computers but am not awesome haha)

Thanks for reading!
The start kit sales and support are conducted by a third party. All sales and support questions can be directed to them at phonesales@accutracking.com. But software support is still provided from AccuTracking.
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Post by 3rdPartyPhones » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:38 am

Let me clarify on my definition of "hiding it in your vehicle." Generally, you need some type of sky view, but that is not always the case. The GPS sensor appears quite strong, it will go through (thin) layers of metal and plastic!

I have a Chevrolet truck. I placed my phone in the overhead console of the truck. The GPS device has no clear line of site (the console is plastic, and then there is a little insulation, and then the thin metal roof.) The phone transmits my position perfectly.

As always, you will want to test your device is many different ways in different positions to ensure you are getting a decent signal. I have heard of people placing it under the dash plastic and it working fine as well.I have NOT tested that though. I am going to be conducting various battery life tests on the i415 as well as placement tests in my truck.

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Post by 3rdPartyPhones » Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:46 pm

FYI, I'm using mine with an Otterbox 2000. It's a small, insulated plastic case that is RF transparent. Waterproof, crush proof, extremely tough and light. I glued magnets to the bottom, so I can stick it to the inside of my truck bed.

About $20 online.

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Post by Guest » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:42 pm

thanks a bunch for the reply.

I think i'm gonna hardwire the phone to my car, so it will be on and charging 24/7. I don't really have a need for another cell phone so this will be a security device.

I'm interested in the different places you will be trying the phone out in your truck. If you'd share the results, i and i'm sure the other members would appreciate it :)

I have a small sports car so it's kinda hard to find a nice spot (maybe inside the plastic bumpers or something.

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i415 From Best Buy

Post by obe1 » Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:40 pm

I don't know if this is the right forum. If not, please let me know. Best Buy has the i415 for $49 from Boost. Can just buy it, a $20 card and download the software from AccuTracking and be ready to go?

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Post by Skibum » Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:41 pm

The only other thing that I can think of is arranging for DATA on your Boost account.
I can't be tracked anymore... :(

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Re: questions and clarification on product and starter kit

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:26 pm

Anonymous wrote:http://www.accutracking.com/starterkit.html

"Hide it in your vehicle to track your vehicle location at all times "

yet on a search
viewtopic.php?t=290&highlight=placement

it needs to be in view of the sky, through glass.

I'm planning on using it as an anti-theif device for my car and just wanted some clarification. On a phone, what side is the gps chip set on? I want to put it in a spot that will transmit very good but try to hide it at the same time. I have some creative ideas :D

Also, is there any good place i can find the usb to phone cable besides ebay? Anybody have an suggestions on a good place with a good price?

If i buy the package from ya'll will there be support if i can't get it to work (i'm okay with computers but am not awesome haha)

Thanks for reading!

Guest

can I buy the starter kit and pay prepaid.

Post by Guest » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:42 pm

Anonymous wrote:thanks for the reply!

I think i'm gonna go with a 1/8" black car interior type plastic cover to conceal it. the setup, will have full view out the window of my car.

i415 5.50"x1.90"x.85" $59.99 from boost mobile
i450 3.50"x2.00"x1.10" $79.99 from boost mobile

charger and usb cable
http://www.cellphoneshop.net/usbdacaforne7.html
http://www.cellphoneshop.net/carchfornei52.html

and i will follow madrabbit's setup
That usb cable should work with webjal right?

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