A question about cell phone spying I get asked time and time again is 'does a cell phone you want to spy on need to have Internet access to be able to spy on it?' Another similar question I frequently get asked is 'Does my cell phone need to have Internet access to spy on another cell phone?'
Two excellent cell phone spy related questions and the answer depends upon which type of phone spy you're going to use. Many people are not aware of this but there are two different types of cell phone spy software.
Local cell phone spy - examples of this type of phone spyware include the very popular Spybubble, Mobistealth, and MobileSpy. This type of cell phone spy gets directly installed to rectally to the cell phone you wish to spy on. With this type of cell phone spyware the target cell phone absolutely must have an Internet connection for it to work. The reason for this is the spy software sits hidden and in stealth on the target phone. Whenever the target cell phone engages in any type of communications or activities such as phone calls, text messages, exchange of e-mails, etc. the spying application silently transmits this information to the cell phone spy software website members area. The only way this information can be transferred to the members area is through the target cell phones Internet connection.
Remote cell phone spy - more popular examples of this type of phone spyware include cell Tracker and cell snoop. This type of phone spy is completely different from the local cell phone spy. Remote cell phone spy gets installed to your own cell phone and not the target phone. Many people have a difficult time wrapping their head around how this type of phone spying works. A good analogy to help you understand remote cell phone spy software is a radio and a radio station. Think of the cell phone you wish to spy on as a radio station. Just like a radio station a cell phone operates on a very specific and exact frequency. If this were not the case then every single phone call going to any cell phone on a network would cause all cell phones on that network to ring. The same is true of text messages, e-mails, etc. Think of the remote phone spyware on your cell phone as a radio. As long as the phone spyware is tuned in to the correct "station" it will be able to receive the signal being transmitted by the target cell phone. To correctly tune in to the right frequency of the target cell phone is accomplished by launching the remote phone spy once installed to your cell phone and following instructions for frequency pairing your cell phone with the target device. These instructions would be included in your download of the remote phone spy software program you choose to use. With this type of cell phone spy an Internet connection is not required on your cell phone or the target phone. What is required is cell phone service on both phones.
While remote cell phone spy software boasts many advantages over local cell phone spy the one shortcoming of remote cell phone spy is the inability to store data for later viewing. Local cell phone spy, as you'll remember, the spy information gets transmitted to the cell phone spy website members area. The spy information is saved for you so you can login any time you wish to view this information including phone calls that are made and received, text messages sent and received, etc.
Remote cell phone spying doesn't have this storage ability. Because the connection with the target phone is a frequency connection when events happen on the target phone such as phone calls and text messages immediately information about these activities is transmitted to your cell phone. If at that exact specific time your cell phone is off or isn't getting cell phone service you will miss that information which is unretrievable.
The biggest advantage to remote cell phone spying is the flexibility of target phones you can spy on. Because there is no software program installed to any specific target phone (remember it is installed to your cell phone) you can establish a frequency connection and thus initiate cell phone spying on an unlimited number of cell phones. Another big advantage to remote cell phone spyware is price. Local cell phone spy costs a certain amount of money upfront when you purchase the spy program itself as well as the monthly or quarterly recurring fees for access to the members area. Without access to the phone spy members area the phone spy application itself is worthless. With remote cell phone spy because the spy details are relayed to the screen of your cell phone your cell phone essentially becomes the members area.
So which type of phone spy software is best? Which cell phone spy software should you use to spy on somebody's mobile device? This depends upon many factors but a good rule of thumb is if there is no way you can get a hold of the target cell phone to install spy software to it there is absolutely no way you can use a local cell phone spy program. In these situations use the remote cell phone spy. If you can get a hold of the target phone to install the spy program than the choice is yours to make.