Worldwide GPS Trackers
Do they exist?
Worldwide GPS Trackers are increasingly in demand for those who travel a lot or may work abroad.
Questions that are commonly asked regarding worldwide GPS trackers are:
- "Do worldwide GPS Trackers work in America?"
- "Will GPS Tracker work in Ireland?"
- "What is the radius that a worldwide GPS tracker works?"
- "Will this GPS Tracker work if I take it abroad?"
- "Can I get a GPS Tracker location from 200 miles away?"
The answer is mostly Yes! to all these questions, but there are a few limitations to be aware of. Different signals have different limits depending on where you are in the world.
GPS Signals are available all over the world
The actual GPS signal that worldwide GPS Trackers use to obtain their location is obtained from many GPS satellites orbiting the earth - so is available anywhere without restriction. The issue is more around GSM frequency, SIM network signal and availability of both.
Worldwide GPS Trackers: The LimitationsBeing able to use worldwide GPS Trackers is actually very difficult - depending on which countries and continents you move to and from.
Worldwide GPS Tracker SIM Network
Our Personal GPS Trackers are unlocked, so you can use any SIM you like in the tracker. You'll need to choose a SIM which has the best coverage for the area in which you'll be using it. Obviously, SIM usage charges vary from country to country, so you'll need to research this yourself.
If you're based in the UK, then the SIM's we can provide free with the tracker are with GiffGaff. They use the o2 network, who have excellent coverage in the majority of the UK. They also have very cheap international rates and (as of pre-Brexit Sept 2018) free roaming in EU, so if you take the personal Tracker outside of the UK and into Europe for example, then it won't eat into your Pay As You Go credit too much to make location requests or calls. You won't actually need to change anything.
Frequency and Bandwidth
Our Stray Star GPS dementia tracker is 2G and quad-band, which means it will work anywhere on earth where there is a 2G cell network. Until recently, that meant the whole planet, but unfortunately, the major carriers of some countries have started to disable their 2G networks e.g. US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. For these countries, you will need 3G GPS Trackers instead. The 3G Worldwide GPS Trackers aren't quadband - they are only on the 850 or 900 frequency. Because the US only uses 3G networks on a 850 frequency, and UK uses 2G or 3G but only on a 900 frequency, this means that you can't use the same device in both countries.
So if you are in the UK with a 2G Tracker, you can use it all over the world except those countries which only have 3G networks on the 850 frequency (US, Canada).
If you are in the US or Canada, then you will need a 3G GPS Tracker, but won't be able to use it in Europe or Eastern territories.
So wherever you are - there is a Worldwide GPS Tracker variant you can use - but you will be limited as to which other countries you can use it in.
This is to say how delighted my daughter and son-in law are with the tracker I purchashed for my grandson. The family live in Cairo and as you will know there has been a lot of unrest there, hence the concern for the wellfare of this little boy aged 6. The device is easy to use and lives up to all expectations. Whilst there to deliver the tracker we had good reason to be grateful for it. We were stuck in traffic and he was on the school bus home coming from a different direction, he also was in a traffic jam. We were able to track his whereabouts and progress, then able to call the bus attendant to explain our position. They were able to care for the child until we arrived. Relief all round. I wish to say thank you for having such a great product. Yours sincerelyJ Rosthorn
Stray Star Worldwide GPS Trackers
Our popular Stray Star GPS dementia tracker has been purchased by customers in Brazil, Spain, America, Australia, France, Ireland and plenty of other countries - with no problems whatsoever! We have also sold units to VIPs keen to keep an eye on their children whilst travelling abroad.
If you have any concerns at all about purchasing a Personal Tracker, just get in touch.
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Read More about Worldwide GPS Trackers
Read more about our Stray Star GPS Dementia Tracker. It is available as a worldwide GPS Tracker - quadband 2G device, or 3G on either 850 or 900 frequency. Its discrete, waterproof, tamperproof, has two way calling and offers instant map locations by text. It even comes with free online tracking - and NO subscriptions or hidden costs.