Cell phone spy programs and applications for smartphones as well as for regular cellular phones allow for monitoring of all cell phone activities, including calls, SMS messages and smartphone functions such as E-mails and web browsing. It also allows for location tracking via GMS and is therefore used to protect adventure sportsmen and hikers who are enjoying their hobbies on unfamiliar trails, as well as by spouses who suspect marital infidelity. Parents and employers who want to track phone usage by children and employees are also major users of spy programs.
Installing cell phone spy programs is a simple matter of installing a program on the telephone that needs to be monitored. The program then sends SMS or E-mail messages to a specified phone or computer every time the monitored phone is used, along with providing GPS locator information. Spy programs can actually send copies of SMS messages that were sent on the monitored phone, and they can also allow users to listen in to conversations on the phone that is being tracked.
Different types of spy programs include different features, but even the most basic spy software includes logging of all calls and SMS messages. It is also possible to obtain spy phones which already have the necessary software installed, but installation of spy programs on most telephones, including smartphones, is usually a very simple process.
Spy software must be used in accordance with applicable laws, especially in cases of marital infidelity or other behavior that may lead to a court case. It is important to know whether evidence from spy software logs can be used in court. On the other hand, when an unfaithful spouse or dishonest employee is confronted with clear evidence of their unacceptable behavior, the need for lengthy court procedures may well be obviated.
Whether it is used for tracking hikers and skiers on unfamiliar trails, collecting evidence of dishonest behavior by an employee or spouse, or for limiting and monitoring cell phone use by children, cell phone spy software is easy to install and provides a reliable and easy to access record of communications which are made from a monitored phone. Far from being a fantasy of the James Bond variety, spy software for cellphones relies on reliable technology to keep track of cellphone users without their knowledge.