Subsequently, in the footsteps of AT & T and Verizon *, Sprint now offers an LTE tracker. The matchbook device, simply called Tracker, provides real-time tracking on the secure + found app.
Tracker competes with Tile, but instead of Bluetooth, Sprint's device uses 4G LTE, GPS and Wi-Fi location services so it can be used to track things, people or pets that can travel far away, compared to a range of 100 ft to 300 ft to Tile (depending on the version). Tracker is manufactured by Coolpad and users have to pay $ 2.50 per month for 24 months to cover the cost of the unit plus another $ 5 per month to connect it.
AT & T and Verizon have both launched LTE trackers over the past year and Apple is also rumored to work on a tracking device that connects to iPhones, based on an asset packing for proximity devices mocked in the first beta of iOS 13 at 9to5Mac.
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