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dobryan Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:42 am

^^^ It looks like they want you to only use their company to monitor the unit.

The one I use is much less up front cost and does everything this one does but works on a regular cell carrier sim so no lock in to a company. Not sure that this one is better. YMMV.

Mine is similar to this. (Be sure it supports 3g)

https://www.amazon.com/Vehicle-Tracker-Anti-Theft-...mp;sr=8-20

bobbyblack Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:52 pm

I've been looking at adding a second tracker. I'd like to know if anyone has found a good (or at least functional) unit that works on Verizon (CDMA) network, for when I roam into areas that are poorly covered by AT&T.

-bobby

flyboyaviator Tue Jan 28, 2020 5:29 pm

Ting just to offer 2G at one time, don't know now? any knows of this service? Thanks.

kourt Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:47 am

Ting uses T-Mobile as a carrier for the GSM network. Ting subscribers have two options for networks, CDMA (Sprint) or GSM (T-Mobile).

My TK-103 tracker has a Ting GSM SIM card and still works fine in most urban areas and on major roads.

kourt

flyboyaviator Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:49 am

Much appreciated Kourt.

RoryGirl Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:00 pm

I don't think I've seen this one here before. While looking around at alarms I came across this...it's a unit that has to be connected to a compatible alarm or remote starter. You get smartphone control of the alarm/remote starter/locks and further stuff such as battery level/turning on heated seats even idle runtime. You also get GPS tracking. The first year is free and subsequent years are $39.95 USD or $99.95 USD for 3 years (though I've seen it listed @ $29.95 USD/year on ebay units). You can also have multiple vehicles on the one account. Thoughts?

Cost is around $115 USD
https://www.carlinkusa.com/ASCL6/

This compatible alarm is $60ish USD
https://www.voxxelectronics.com/prestige/?sku=APS57Z


dreaming_of_traveling Sat May 16, 2020 7:13 pm

I wonder if anyone tried this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Z5QX3YN?

Seems like a decent option to connect a SIM card. Not a lot of reviews on Amazon though.

dobryan Sat May 16, 2020 7:22 pm

That does look promising.

jimf909 Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:13 pm

Spot just billed me for my fourth year of using the SPOT Trace device. They auto-charged my card for $224 plus taxes. I called, waited on-hold for 20 minutes, asked for the rates offered to new customers and they dropped the charge to $119 plus taxes.

I like the product, it works well but I dislike their worst-of-the-worst cable company practices of jacking up prices until you call and ask them to return to reasonable prices.

erste Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:24 pm

jimf909 wrote: Spot just billed me for my fourth year of using the SPOT Trace device. They auto-charged my card for $224 plus taxes....

I like the product, it works well but I dislike their worst-of-the-worst cable company practices of jacking up prices until you call and ask them to return to reasonable prices.
Ugh. I let mine lapse for 6 months and it was $120 to reactivate a few months ago (same as new customer it seems). Unless Iím missing something, thereís no incentive at all to auto renew year to year - just the opposite. Thatís so not cool.

kourt Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:45 am

I'm still using Ting on my Coban TK-103 tracker, for seven years now. This is a Ting GSM (read: T-Mobile) device.

I got an interesting email from Ting yesterday about preparing for the 5G network upgrade, which will naturally crowd out 2G/3G devices from the frequency band, and require 2G/3G shutdown.

https://ting.com/blog/3g-shutdown-and-volte/?utm_s...5-74941797

That tells me the Coban device will probably need replacement by the end of this year.

kourt



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