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Discussion in 'Passport' started by gareth_oau, Aug 12, 2015.

  1. gareth_oau

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  2. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty!
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    Ha!
    Ever on the lookout for some clever gift for PB for Birthday/Fathers Day/Christmas I was just checking these and similar products out recently!

    Just not sure.
    Did a lot of reading but wasn't quite convinced one thing outshon all others...

    I'd be interested to hear opinions of those cleverer than me :thumbs:
     
  3. gareth_oau

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    and price is NZD, @ 1.11
     
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  5. LMB

    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty!
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    Yeah....that's why I looked at others.
    Off the top of my head ... The tile (?) seemed more appropriate.

    Yep
    https://www.thetileapp.com
    Can use for other things too.
     
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    @Sandy I am sure I don't need to explain.
     
  7. Sandy

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    It uses proximity to mobile phone antenna towers, and reports location. It uses GSM, which is not used in Japan and South Korea.
     
  8. Sandy

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    The difference with "The Tile" device is that it only works in proximity, when you're near enough to the device (around 35m)

    Trakdot will SMS your phone even if you are in Los Angeles, but your bag is in Sydney.
     
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    GSM is being withdrawn soon by networks here too.
     
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    LMB Old but definitely not Crusty!
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    Excellent feedback! Thank you.
    After having lost bags, with ZERO help from airlines, it's awfully attractive to be able to track your bag yourself. However it's an expensive option for something that works under only certain situations...
     
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    I'm still surprised they would use GSM.... there must be a lot of countries going to shut down GSM some time soon.
     
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    Seems like a short sighted development ....
    Very USA centric.
     
  14. Born2ski

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    What surprises me is how they get away with using such a device in the hold of a plane. Don't most airlines still have a policy of turning off mobile devices during take off and landing ? This device must be breaking aviation rules.
     
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    According to the blurb, it switches itself to aeroplane mode whenever the device is moving.... so when the plane starts taxiing, it switches.... wakes up when there's no movement.
     
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    so you cant use it to track kidnappers in real time?

    Dammit
     
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    Good feedback everyone. Thanks
     
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    You can but only once they've stopped to put you in a hole :eek:
     
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