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Noting the sad news of another forum member, it seems that we need a bit more security for our beloved 02's. I started checking amazon and some other sites for GPS trackers and found a wide variety of solutions. I am amazed at the cost per month of some of these plans and a good number require hookup to the OBD2 port (which of course we do not have)

What I would like: 

Which unit is the most reliable. 

A long battery life. 

A plan that doesn't break the bank. (is the T-mobile $5/month sim card have enough memory?) Which plan do you recommend? 

What is a safe interval for tracking? For me one that pings every 10minutes while moving means my car sitting on the back of a moving trailer can be in a 55-60 mile radius  of its last location. 

 

Trying to figure out what would be the best option for us 2002 owners. 

 

Cheers and thank you! 

 

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I don’t often take my 02 on long distances or leave it parked in unfamiliar areas overnight, but when I do and I’m with someone like my wife or a friend with a cell phone, I’ll often leave my iphone hidden inside somewhere on silent. That way, if something were to happen I can use “find my iPhone” and track the location. Assuming they don’t find the iPhone first and toss it 😂 

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When I'm stalking people, I've had great results with this. 

 

https://tracki.com/

 

 

Get the extended battery. It lasts roughly 1 month and sticks to the frame very well. Or just leave it under the spare tire and it won't be found. 

 

If you buy the 1-year subscription, the price is actually very low. Well, low enough where I don't worry about it.

 

 

This tracker helped me land my brother in law in prison. F that guy. 

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My dog wears a GPS tracker called a Whistle (1/2” x 1” x 1 1/2”). It costs about $100 and annual monitoring is about $100.

 

In addition to telling you where your dog (I mean ‘02) is, it will tell you how often it is scratching, licking, and sleeping... 😋

 

The ideal ‘02 version would tell you how fast it is rusting... 😂

 

Just puttin’ it out there!

Regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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19 hours ago, danco_ said:

 

This tracker helped me land my brother in law in prison. F that guy. 

PS: That is an entertaining song by the" Dirty Knobs" Check it out sometime. 

 

The T-moblie sim card for mobile internet runs a whopping $5 a month. I may get a tracker that uses one and see how that works. 

Thanks for the Tracki tip, seems like a good price too. 

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49 minutes ago, Son of Marty said:

Call Homeland Security and tell them your the grand poohbah of either q-anon of amtefa, how ever they spell it, and they'll keep track of your car for you😁

Just send a nasty letter to our POTUS. Secret service will then be also extremely interested in all your movements and watch your house for you!  (don't ask me how I know)....

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