Cell Phone Tapping | Mobile Phone Spy Software
Almost everyone owns a cell phone these days, and they not only keep us connected with friends, family and business contacts but also serve as texting devices, calendars and hold a list of the most important people in our lives. Things that are said in cell phone conversations may be innocuous or very private. Cell phone tapping is the process of listening in on not only incoming and outgoing calls but even recording these, downloading text messages sent and received and with some applications listening to conversations going on around the person, not necessarily phone conversations.
Using Scanners or hardware for cell phone bugging is relatively impractical these days. Prior to 1994 scanners were made in the U.S, which could pick up analog cell phone conversations. However, due to an FCC ruling new scanners cannot pick up that frequency. Some scanners are purchased in Europe or Canada that can pick up analog signals. However, few people use the very old analog and so, a scanner is generally of little use in cell phone tapping. Devices called interceptors can sometimes pick up older cordless phone conversations but for land lines there are better means of tapping a phone.
Software used for Spying on Cell Phones
Software is the digital age answer for cell phone tapping. However, it too has limitations, which we will go into at length. The primary requirements for tapping cell phones especially the newer ones are the right software for the phone of the target. Each type of software works for specific phones and may not do the job for other types of phones.
Step one when using software to bug a cell phone, is to determine the manufacturer and model of the target's cell phone. In order for software to be effective, it must also be installed on the cell phone. That means that the person who wants to tap a cell phone must have access to the cell phone at some point or in some cases it can be installed by the target clicking on a link in a text message.
There is software for cell phone bugging for almost every make and model of cell phone on the market. 10 minutes and the undetectable software can be installed on the target's cell phone and often not only can cell phone conversations be bugged but also the cell phone can be remotely turned on and monitor conversations taking place around the target's phone.
While it is obvious that a person cannot stay at the phone 24 hours a day to monitor all calls there is also a solution for that in the form of recording cell phone conversations and then having them uploaded to a secure account online to listen to later.
Most cell phone bugging software is almost very undetectable and there are only a few warning signs which most cell phone owners will ignore as inconsequential or a glitch. The signs that a cell phone might be being monitored are as follows:
- Batteries, which require charging more frequently in spite of the fact the cell phone owner, are not using the phone more.
- A brief flash on the screen that can indicate the cell phone is being turned on and that conversations taking place around the phone are being monitored might be a sign that a cell phone is being bugged.
- A cell phone that feels warm to the touch when it has not been used for several hours may indicate the phone is being tapped.
Some of the most popular cell phones such as Blackberry, Nokia, Windows Mobile phones and Apple IG, and a host of other phones are supported by several cell phone bugging software companies. The price of this software is relatively affordable and may include a subscription to an internet server where recorded phone calls may be uploaded for listening later.
The most popular software applications will also support GPS tracking of the target phone so the person monitoring that phone will know at all, times where the phone and owner are. These software packages will also support sms stealth calls so that a phone may be turned on remotely and listen to conversations taking place in the area of the phone. There is no longer any need for secret listening devices planted in every room of a house, because most phone owners carry their phone with them everywhere they go.
An individual interested in tapping any mobile phone should not select their software based solely on price since certain features may be more important to them than price and the extras may make the software package well worth it. Top of the line cell phone bugging software will permit the listener to spy on every call, see every text message, review all call logs and even listen to conversations taking place in the room while the cell phone is not in use.
It also should be mentioned that phone taps, including mobile and cell phones, except by law enforcement agency is illegal in the U.S. and even law enforcement agencies must show reasonable suspicion in order to tap a cell phone. On the other hand, the software, which allows a person to bug cell phones, is legal to own and to sell. What this means is that to own the software is not in violation of the law but cell phone tapping is.
When choosing mobile phone tap software the individual should decide if they want to intercept live calls, record calls and have them uploaded for listening later, have a GPS tracking feature, and be able to control the target's cell phone remotely. Once those decisions are made and most people choose the most extensive range of services possible, then determining which software package to purchase will be a relatively simple matter of matching the target's cell phone with a software package that offers all the features.
Again, it should be stated that the individual who wants to listen to the calls would have to have access to the cell phone for a short period in order to download the software and set up the interception and forwarding features.