Globe has a new service called Globe Tracker.
It is a is a location-based service that allows you to get a general description of the location of your family, friends, or establishments in the Philippines.
Globe Tracker works by lacating mobile phones using the signals received by the cell sites of Globe’s cellular network.
How to use it?
- To find a person, click Find a Person in the menu. You will see a list of contacts you can locate. Click the box beside the mobile number of the person you want to find then click Find Selected. You can find multiple persons at the same time by clicking multiple boxes then clicking Find Selected. Locating a person costs Php5.00 each.
- No charge shall be made if the system cannot determine the location of the person or establishment that you are looking for. However, if the subscriber you are looking for has turned off his mobile phone or is outside network coverage, you will still be charged P2.50.
- If your list is empty, you have to add a contact before you can find him/her. You may add as many people as you want at Php2.50/person. You can only add Globe and TM mobile numbers.
Note that this does not use Global Positioning System or GPS. And so it will not give precise, specific locations, but will describe the general geographical area of a subscriber’s location. Locations are closer in approximation in the urban areas than in rural areas.
GPS requires that both the receiver and locator has turned his gps signal on. And in mobile phones, you can only turn it on when you establish a data connection. Turning your GPS on will not only consume your load, but also you mobile phone’s battery.
More about Globe’s Tracker service on their website.