How to Track a Cell Phone Location Without Them Knowing

If you are curious about tracking a cell phone location using web services, this article is just what you need to read.
Being able to track someone's movement on a map seems like stuff straight out of a James Bond movie. Today GPS cell phone tracking has actually made it possible in real life. Thanks to the advancements in telecom and wireless networking services, today there are free services which can let you track the movements of any of your friends and family on a satellite map. Most people don't like to be followed or tracked in this fashion.

Tracking a phone without the user knowing about it is illegal. However, when you have children to look after, who hate being accompanied everywhere, tracking their cell phone is a safe and non-invasive way of keeping track of their whereabouts. You may even have an elderly family member prone to amnesia, whose movements need to be tracked for his or her own good.

Whatever may be the reason, I assume that you are tracking a person's cell phone for safety purposes. If a person tries to track a cell phone for stalking purpose, let it be known that it's a punishable offense.

How to Track a Cell Phone Location?
Although there are many free cell phone tracking software programs available online, not all are reliable. I introduce you to two software programs that can let you track cell phones for free.

Google Latitude
Google has recently launched the 'Google Latitude' service which can let you track a cell phone for free. To be able to track your child's cell phone location, using this service, you will have to install this program on his or her phone and make sure that he has added you as a friend on Google Latitude. Once you are connected with him, you can easily track his whereabouts by installing Google Latitude on your phone too. You can easily track the location of friends and family on Google maps, using this facility. Most importantly, this service does not require your phone to be GPS enabled.

Buddyway
Another online service which provides you with a similar facility to track cell phone location, is Buddyway. Install the application on the cell phone of any person you want to keep a tab on, without them knowing and then follow their movement on a web interface by logging in. The service records the entire route of travel and the path can be seen in Google Earth 3D. Visit the Buddyway website to know more about it.

By bugging phones with any one of Google Latitude, Buddyway or other such applications, you can track a cell phone location and keep track of the movements of your family members, for safety purposes. There are many more web services on the Internet, that let you track your children's movements online. Most of these are paid applications, but the two that I mentioned above are absolutely free. However, you need to be sly enough to install them on your child's phone to be able to track him or her without letting him know.