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  1. #1
    Jr.
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    Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    with some kind of locator device in the main office.

    How can I make my phone "track-proof"?

    Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    shoulder with every move I make.





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  2. #2
    Roger 2008
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    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?


    "Jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    > Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    > with some kind of locator device in the main office.
    >
    > How can I make my phone "track-proof"?
    >
    > Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    > shoulder with every move I make.


    Is there any reason you can't just turn the cell phone off?





  3. #3
    Todd Allcock
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    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    At 06 Dec 2007 14:26:11 -0600 Jr. wrote:
    > Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    > Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    > with some kind of locator device in the main office.


    I assume they're using an LBS (location-based service) offered by the
    carrier.

    > How can I make my phone "track-proof"?


    You can't. You COULD, however, forward your business phone to your
    personal one, and shut off the work phone and "fall off the grid..."

    ....and into an unemployment office, most likely.

    > Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    > shoulder with every move I make.


    Do you use a company vehicle? There's a possbility that they just tell you
    they're tracking your phone, but are actually tracking the vehicle.
    Vehicle locators are running about the same $$$/month as cell tracking
    these days, and they still work even if you turn the phone off! Plus it
    has the added benefit of locating stolen vehicles, which protects a larger
    asset than tracking a stolen phone or errant employee. ;-)





  4. #4
    Wooly
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    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    Jr. wrote:
    > Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    > Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    > with some kind of locator device in the main office.
    >
    > How can I make my phone "track-proof"?
    >
    > Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    > shoulder with every move I make.
    >
    >


    Turn in your company-paid phone, use your personal phone for company
    business and restrict who can access the locator info of your personal
    phone.



  5. #5
    Jr.
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    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?


    "Roger 2008" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "Jr." <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    >> Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    >> with some kind of locator device in the main office.
    >>
    >> How can I make my phone "track-proof"?
    >>
    >> Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    >> shoulder with every move I make.

    >
    > Is there any reason you can't just turn the cell phone off?
    >
    >

    They tell me that turning off the phone does not work.
    I was told to take the battery out so that no signal could be sent or
    received but I need it to work.
    I think I might do the forwarding thing to another cell phone. I can get on
    the phone service with my wife.





  6. #6
    Jr.
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > At 06 Dec 2007 14:26:11 -0600 Jr. wrote:
    >> Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    >> Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    >> with some kind of locator device in the main office.

    >
    > I assume they're using an LBS (location-based service) offered by the
    > carrier.
    >
    >> How can I make my phone "track-proof"?

    >
    > You can't. You COULD, however, forward your business phone to your
    > personal one, and shut off the work phone and "fall off the grid..."
    >
    > ...and into an unemployment office, most likely.
    >
    >> Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    >> shoulder with every move I make.

    >
    > Do you use a company vehicle? There's a possbility that they just tell
    > you
    > they're tracking your phone, but are actually tracking the vehicle.
    > Vehicle locators are running about the same $$$/month as cell tracking
    > these days, and they still work even if you turn the phone off! Plus it
    > has the added benefit of locating stolen vehicles, which protects a larger
    > asset than tracking a stolen phone or errant employee. ;-)
    >

    Doesn't tracking the vehicle require some sort of chip or gps locator?
    They tell us it is not the car it is the phone.





  7. #7
    AZ Nomad
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    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    On Thu, 6 Dec 2007 14:26:11 -0600, Jr. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    >Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    >with some kind of locator device in the main office.


    >How can I make my phone "track-proof"?


    Remove the battery. Put the phone in a blender.



  8. #8
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    At 07 Dec 2007 10:19:55 -0600 Jr. wrote:

    > Doesn't tracking the vehicle require some sort of chip or gps locator?


    Yes. I suppose you could search the car if you don't trust them.

    > They tell us it is not the car it is the phone.


    I realize that. I'm just saying "anything is possible."






  9. #9
    Todd Allcock
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    At 07 Dec 2007 10:18:42 -0600 Jr. wrote:

    > They tell me that turning off the phone does not work.



    "They" used to tell me Santa knew when I was sleeping and knew when I was
    awake too.

    Sometimes it just takes a little white lie to get people to behave the way
    you want.

    > I was told to take the battery out so that no signal could be sent or
    > received but I need it to work.
    > I think I might do the forwarding thing to another cell phone. I can get

    on
    > the phone service with my wife.


    Or, just as a crazy alternative, you could always just be where the company
    wants/expects you to be when you're on the clock...





  10. #10
    Scott
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    Todd Allcock <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > At 07 Dec 2007 10:18:42 -0600 Jr. wrote:
    >
    >> They tell me that turning off the phone does not work.

    >
    >
    > "They" used to tell me Santa knew when I was sleeping and knew when I
    > was awake too.
    >
    > Sometimes it just takes a little white lie to get people to behave the
    > way you want.
    >
    >> I was told to take the battery out so that no signal could be sent or
    >> received but I need it to work.
    >> I think I might do the forwarding thing to another cell phone. I can
    >> get

    > on
    >> the phone service with my wife.

    >
    > Or, just as a crazy alternative, you could always just be where the
    > company wants/expects you to be when you're on the clock...
    >
    >
    >


    I was going to mention that, but figured that pointing out the
    responsibility to someone paying your bills might be received with some
    indignation.



  11. #11
    dafydd
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    On Dec 6, 2:26 pm, "Jr." <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Our boss tracks our movements by checking where our cell phone is.
    > Even with the Locator in the off position they can find out where we are
    > with some kind of locator device in the main office.
    >
    > How can I make my phone "track-proof"?
    >
    > Not trying to get away with anything. Just trying to get them off my
    > shoulder with every move I make.


    It really all depends on what service they are using. As you are only
    posting this to
    alt.cellular.sprintpcs, I am going to asume that you all have sprint
    or nextel devices.
    Sprint's Precision Locator Service or Mobile Locator as I believe it
    has been changed to
    does require that the device be turned on [at least occording to the
    information that we are given].
    So as was stated earlier, turning the device off 'Should' work.
    however, don't you think it might
    look a little suspicious you simply dropping off the grid? Especially
    when the company only
    has to look at a coverage map to see that where you were last seen and
    the area all around it
    should have great coverage? Just a thought.



  12. #12
    Jr.
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?


    "Todd Allcock" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > At 07 Dec 2007 10:18:42 -0600 Jr. wrote:
    >
    >> They tell me that turning off the phone does not work.

    >
    >
    > "They" used to tell me Santa knew when I was sleeping and knew when I was
    > awake too.
    >
    > Sometimes it just takes a little white lie to get people to behave the way
    > you want.
    >
    >> I was told to take the battery out so that no signal could be sent or
    >> received but I need it to work.
    >> I think I might do the forwarding thing to another cell phone. I can get

    > on
    >> the phone service with my wife.

    >
    > Or, just as a crazy alternative, you could always just be where the
    > company
    > wants/expects you to be when you're on the clock...
    >

    I think I have been misunderstood and I could go into a long explanation but
    I have been with the company for over 7-1/2 years and doing my job well. On
    the rare occasion that I need to do paperwork and would really like to be
    done with that paperwork before 5 PM, I need to go home to my office.
    It is the company's opinion that we should spend more time in the field
    selling. They track our movements by phone and when the phone and call
    report does not coincide, (even though you actually were in the other city
    and mad the calls) they ding you for being home too early.
    This is why even though I am doing my job I can get in trouble based on
    where the phone tracking says I am.





  13. #13
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    On 2007-12-09, Jr. <[email protected]> wrote:

    > report does not coincide, (even though you actually were in the other city
    > and mad the calls) they ding you for being home too early.
    > This is why even though I am doing my job I can get in trouble based on
    > where the phone tracking says I am.


    Get a new job.

    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
    Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol




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    Jr.
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?


    "Steve Sobol" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 2007-12-09, Jr. <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> report does not coincide, (even though you actually were in the other
    >> city
    >> and mad the calls) they ding you for being home too early.
    >> This is why even though I am doing my job I can get in trouble based on
    >> where the phone tracking says I am.

    >
    > Get a new job.
    >
    > --

    Yes, that would be one solution.

    Anyone out there need a 60 year old salesman?

    No, I thought not.





  15. #15
    Steve Sobol
    Guest

    Re: How can I get off the tracking system?

    On 2007-12-09, Jr. <[email protected]> wrote:

    >>> report does not coincide, (even though you actually were in the other
    >>> city
    >>> and mad the calls) they ding you for being home too early.
    >>> This is why even though I am doing my job I can get in trouble based on
    >>> where the phone tracking says I am.

    >>
    >> Get a new job.


    > Yes, that would be one solution.
    > Anyone out there need a 60 year old salesman?
    > No, I thought not.


    I'd agree. That probably puts you at a disadvantage.

    It just sounds like one guy I worked for who didn't trust me, who
    micromanaged the hell out of me. He'd been screwed over before, but to be
    honest, he was a lousy manager. Thought he could walk on water, too, thought
    he never did anything wrong, but all of the employees that left him said
    otherwise (and there were MANY).


    --
    Steve Sobol, Victorville, CA PGP:0xE3AE35ED www.SteveSobol.com
    Geek-for-hire. Details: http://www.linkedin.com/in/stevesobol




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