Cell networks and the GPS SIM Card: Things of the Past?

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Can you track me now?

If you’re still depending on a cellular network for GPS coverage, the answer might surprise you.

While these solutions offer certain benefits, they’re now giving way to satellite-based trackers that don’t require a GPS SIM card for operation. 

We’re proud to offer two of these trackers in our online shop: SmartOne C and SmartOne Solar.

Considering making the investment for your asset or vehicle? Today, we’re sharing three powerful reasons why it’s time to make the switch.

Global Coverage

We’ve all experienced the frustration of seeing the bars on our phone slowly lower until we’re totally out of the cell tower coverage zone. This same challenge extends to GPS trackers tied to a cellular network.

When you connect to a cell network, you’re limited in scope and only able to connect as far as the signal will reach. Then, there are some remote areas in which coverage is unreliable or unavailable altogether.

That’s why we’re dedicated to improving the use of these devices to the greatest extent possible. While many GPS tracking products operate with a single preferred carrier, such as T-Mobile, the SIM card on our trackers operates on AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint.

However, with a satellite tracking device, your coverage improves even more.

With these trackers, your data flow remains uninterrupted and consistent. In addition, your positioning is precise whether your asset is in a dense, wooded area, in the middle of a busy city, or sailing on the ocean. This is the case regardless of the terrain, location, or any adverse weather conditions. 

Long-Term Durability

The Smartone C operates on four AAA batteries and can deliver up to two years of global tracking. It also comes equipped with an optional wiring harness to connect into an external power source, such as a boat battery.

If that source ever dies, this tracker will automatically revert back to its internal batteries, allowing you to maintain power and coverage. 

This combination of internal and external power options helps ensure your GPS tracker is as durable and long-lasting as possible. 

Over the years, you can use it on a regular basis without replacing or recharging it every few months. Access to such a reliable, long-term power source is a benefit that many cellular-based models can’t provide. 

Higher Quality of Service

Are you looking to invest in a satellite GPS tracker for your business? 

If so, when you connect your tracker to the Globalstar satellite network, you’re immediately able to provide a level of service beyond most of your competitors. 

With unlimited, uninterrupted coverage, you can provide more timely and accurate ETAs. In addition, you can provide enhanced, detail-rich location data, as well as round-the-clock status updates on all of your assets. Especially if your organization operates in a global environment, this feature is a must. 

Replace Your GPS SIM Card Tracker With a Satellite Alternative

As GPS tracking requirements become increasingly sophisticated, there is a need to provide coverage beyond what traditional, GPS SIM card trackers can provide.

Using satellites to communicate instead, new trackers are paving the way for users everywhere to enjoy constant, consistent data when they need it the most. If you’re ready to explore these options, along with other industry-leading GPS technologies, we’d love to connect.

Feel free to explore our full array of GPS trackers today and let us know if you have any questions.

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