By Foxcat Ltd. Watch my YouTube review here.
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Why I thought I wanted this tracker
I thought this was a good idea for my dog and I have an elderly mother with dementia and wanted to plant this on her when we go camping.I also read in comment about putting it in your suitcase when traveling by air to track your bag. Great idea right? I read that comment after I had the device and realized the extras you need to get it to work. What extras?…Read on.
What they say about their product
“EASY TO USE: To start using your tracker, simply install the free app on your phone and set yourself up a follower. (Don’t worry–it’ll walk you through it.) It works with your phones sim card to start protecting the people who matter most, right away, with a battery that lasts up to 6 days. Since multiple people can follow multiple trackers, your entire family can be kept in the know, no matter where they go.”
Well that all sounds great doesn’t it?
I feel this product is a bit misleading!
Nowhere in Foxcat Ltd description does it say you have to purchase a Sims card and also buy time from a network source to get it to work. Yes, the app for your phone is free but this tracker needs its own phone number, hence more monthly network charges.
More from the product description
“Please be noted: The device of Circo GPS Tracker is 2G sim card needed.”
Hum, what does that sound like to you? Leads me to believe that you use your current Sims card just to set it up, not having to keep it installed all the time. Really, that’s what I thought and after reading some of the reviews, other people thought that too.
There are lots of cool ideas using this tracker, but I am not paying extra charges to use it. I guess I just didn’t understand how these things work and now I know I’m not the only one here. There really should have been information about this written in the description.
Operation for the GPS tracker
I did plug it in to charge it up and after several days the red light just kept flashing. I’m assuming because I did not have a Sims card inside.
Sometime after getting this unit, I received an email from them with a link to go to a website to buy the Sims card and purchase monthly networking. Sounds pretty sneaky to me. Do they own or have some affiliate relations with this other place? I never heard of it before. The prices weren’t all that great either.
What I’m left with after testing this product
Once again this proves to me to read the customer reviews before getting a product. That is darn good advice for everyone. I know, I know, I need to practice what I preach, right?
So, this product sounds like it would be very useful and I’ve always wanted a GPS tracker (that won’t cost me an arm to use) and it may really work great. It does have a lot going for it, but I can not testify to that. I’m sorry.
Safe Buys 4 U would not recommend Circo Mini Portable Real Time GPS Tracker unless you have extra money to spend every month for a cellular account.
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