A large number of people wind up here at the Internet Patrol site every week looking for ways to track their lost or stolen cell phone. This article is for people whose phone is still in their possession – if your phone is lost or stolen, see this article instead.
NOTE! If you have lost your phone or had it stolen, and are trying to track it, read HERE!
Now, a new application for the Google phone changes all that! PinTail for the G1 phone is a “set it and forget” it Android application that allows you to trigger the phone to send an SMS message to any other phone, giving you its location!
Here’s how it works: You set PinTail on your Google phone, and create a pin number. If your Google phone ever goes missing, you just borrow someone else’s phone, send an SMS message to your Google G1 phone including your PinTail pin number, and your Google phone will send an SMS back to the phone you borrowed, giving you its location!
Of course, if you are reading this because you’ve already lost your phone, it won’t help you with your missing phone, but if you make your next phone a Google G1 phone, you will have one less thing to worry about.
NOTE: You are welcome and encouraged to leave a comment here, but WE CANNOT HELP YOU FIND YOUR LOST PHONE!