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Do you have a GPS tracker?

Discussion in 'Pro/Adv Discussion' started by Cameronb1, Jun 22, 2016.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No,I don't need one, I like to live dangerously

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  3. Getting one...

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  1. Cameronb1

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    Do you have a GPS tracker for your drone? I am undecided on getting one...
     
  2. msinger

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    I use a Trackimo. You can find a list of commonly used trackers here.
     
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    I use RF-V16. Cheap and working so far.
     
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    I have a few questions for the experts in regards to how these work?? Certainly you have the cost of the unit but these work with a sim card so does this mean you have to have it set up like any other sim card with an account through a cell phone provider?? Also assuming thats the case are there other costs?? I do not have one but I really think its a great idea just wondering what the actual cost works out to be? Certainly with the costs of cell phone accounts here in newfoundland canada I am just wondering if its worth it.
     
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    I have Flyttrex Live 3G.

    Yes.

    No. I pay $40 a year for the cell service. That's it.
     
  7. msinger

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    Many trackers have removable SIM cards. And, others (like the Trackimo 3G) do not. I'm assuming the Trackimo has a built-in SIM card though. In either case, you're going to pay about $5/month for the service.

    If you don't want to pay a monthly fee, then check out the Marco Polo tracker. It uses a radio signal for tracking. The only trade-off is that the range is only about 2 miles.
     
  8. FantomFlier

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    Both of mine have a normal sim card - I use a pay-as-you-go plan - which costs me next to nothing. The online tracker would cost me around $1.5 a month if I have it active 24/7, which obviously I don't. The dial-up-only one is even less.

    For the online tracking one has to register with a tracking service, and typically my first year is free and there after it is around $10 per year.
     
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