MobileLocate & ChildLocate go under the same organisation and both are based on a GSM tracking technology. They work with all of the main mobile networks in the country except 3. They estimate that the accuracy of their search results is on average 150 metres in urban areas and significantly worse in rural areas.
For MobileLocate.co.uk you can choose from different packages provided by the company. However, be aware that the packages you are buying are charged annually, not monthly as it may appear.
The MobileLocate maps are detailed, but the graphic quality is not as high as that of the maps of competitors. Apart from locating people via searches, you will be able to send text messages to the individuals that you can track directly from the company’s website. The text messaging service is paid.
The company states that they follow all industry standards for privacy and security. They require permission for tracking. They send frequent reminders to the tracked individuals. Just like with Lociloci and FollowsUs.
Pricing: £15/month charged as £180 annually (limited locations)
MobileLocate.co.uk offer a 30-day free trial, however if you do not actively cancel your subscription within the first 30 days of your registration, you will be automatically charged on your credit card.
Beware! The monthly subscription is actually paid annually not monthly, and you get a limited of 50 tracks per month (you need to buy more track credits in addition to the annual fee if you surpass the 50 tracks per month).
Like mentioned earlier, you will need to conjure up a whopping £180 if you do NOT unregister/unsubscribe during the 30-day free trial. Many users have complained about the misleading communication on the website related to the cancellation fees that mount to £75 i.e. if you wish to cancel after the 30 day trial period. Neither Lociloci or FollowUs have cancellation fees. There have been a number of negative reviews about the MobileLocate.co.uk service on TrustPilot.co.uk, and we have seen the same happen to us when we forgot to unregister from the service after the 30 day trial period. Unless you are not careful here and do not want to be bound for 12 months after the trial period, stay away from this company.