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    Posted: 11 December 2012 at 04:06
Does anybody else have this installed on their smartphone? I do, and had to put it to use tonight and I'm curious how accurate it is. Here's the long story that I'll try to make as short as possible and I'm not quite clear what happened as my short term memory sucks. I noticed my phone was first missing when I get back from lunch and reach into my pocket to put it up on the laptop cart where I keep it when working, it's a Note 2 and I didn't have a case for it with the phone being new to the market (which ironically arrived today, the Otterbox Defender) and was worried about it slipping out of my pocket getting in and out of cars all day. So when I didn't see it I thought I'd left it behind at the house during lunch but when I get back home I can't find it. After dialing the number I can't hear it here at the house so I go back to work to double check and it's not there, yet. So I go back home and log onto the AVG site to locate the phone with the Anti-Theft feature and it shows up on the map saying "here it is 1 minute ago" and it updates every minute or so sometimes saying "here it is 0 seconds ago" with that location tagged as A on the map.

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I call it a couple more times and both times it goes to voice-mail so I decide to go over to the house it's showing to be at. I get there and talk to the resident explaining why I'm there. He's courteous and invites me in and says he knows nothing about it and asks why I think it's there. I tell him about the GPS tracking and it suprises him the phones can do that. I have Dad's Trac phone with me and dial the number but don't hear mine ringing anywhere and during our conversation I tell him that I work just up the road at Moses Ford and was hoping that someone had picked it up off the street as it might have slipped out of my pocket as I got out of the truck returning for lunch. So after getting nowhere and doubting the accuracy of the program and not sure if the old man was the thieving type I go back home and go to locate it again. Guess what? Now it has moved and it's showing it at being at Moses Ford. So I go back over to work thinking I'd spooked the guy and he went and returned it to the after hours receptionist. No such luck, it's not in the dropboxes either and I get a couple of the night crew clean up girls to help me look by dialing it up again and we still can't locate it (B on the map) even though we know where it should be as I'd logged on to AVG at the shop. I do have one last hope that occured to me as I was driving back home and that's the prankster that works beside me, he has a habit of hiding your expensive tools and toys if you leave them laying out at the end of the day, so if I did leave it on the cart when I went to lunch he might have grabbed it and stashed it in the Workshop Manual bookshelf which is right where the tracker says it is and somewhere I didn't look. But that doesn't explain the first location I saw unless there was a tracking error, and also the prankster usually doesn't wait more than a few minutes before he'll ask you 'did you loose something?'. Right now I am thinking the old man did have the phone, the street he lives on is one-way going east to west and to get to his house from the highway he drives right by where I park my truck, he saw the phone laying there in the street and thought he had scored but when I show up and tell him about the tracking, and then me saying "well, I'll just report it as stolen and lock the phone remotely so it's worthless to who found it anyway" he decide to to take it back to Moses (where I told him I worked when I introduced myself) and then tossed it onto the roof as it's not outside as I looked everywhere it could be out there. And if it is outside it's probably damaged anyway as it's been raining heavy all day and still is. So if the prankster doesn't own up to it tomorrow morning, and he will if he did, me and the old man aren't done yet. Karma can be a real bitch, and a lot more expensive than the $300 it cost for the first Note and then whatever it's going to cost to replace it.
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The GPS in mine is quite accurate. I would rate the accuracy as 20 or so yards/meters. It may be have been in any of the neighboring houses.
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What get's me is how it moved after I went over there, coincidence or not? I aked him about his neighbors and if there's kids around. He said there's no kids, the one to his right was almost blind and didn't get out much and the one's on the corner are teachers and never home. The original location was right beside his car in the driveway, and as we were talking about phones and he's questioning me about the ability to track them, he opens the trunk to his car where he has his phone on a charger in the back.
I need to research, or ask AVG if they're going by GPS or triangulation.
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Could he have swapped in your SIM card (into his phone)? For what reason I can't imagine, unless just to put you off the scent.
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