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by Tommywilliams Starter Poster
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I want to order some gps trackers that use gps as tracking. If I buy 10 trackers will I have to buy 10 Sims to use this function and pay $20 10 times per year to keep it active. or is there a better option I can take
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by Retired Staff Dylan Retired Staff
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There are some GPS tracker devices out there that might suit - here's one from a quick google, but I'm not sure about compatibility with our network.

http://pocketfinder.com/gpspettracker/

 

I guess you would need something like that to be embedded in or attached to your tools, have a way of charging it when required (I think the battery life of that one is 10 days) and of course find some connectivity to suit (like a sim card mobile data connection).

 

Another solution without a sim card, using low power bluetooth instead, is Tile. There's details about those here - https://www.thetileapp.com/

 

Of course Tile depends on people using the app, but it also doesn't have as restrictive power requirements.

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by Retired Staff Dylan Retired Staff
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Hi Tommy


Short answer is yes, they'll all need sims and connections, of course. Smiley Happy

 

There are a few options depending on what suits you and your data needs. On Prepay you could use the Prepay Pay and Go option which is only casual use - http://www.vodafone.co.nz/prepay/pay-and-go/  or if it's more data heavy then our prepay data plans would suit http://www.vodafone.co.nz/mobile-broadband/prepay/

 

We also have machine to machine plans which would make it easier to manage overall, but I'm not sure if that's something you would want to look into with that number of connections. Let me know if it is and I'll ask the team to contact you about it.

 

Cheers

 

Dylan

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by Tommywilliams Starter Poster
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I guess the use I have in mind isn't data heavy at all. It's more a location task.

Wel any ways my idea is to use locaters/gps (or something lacatable) in my tools as recently about 2k worth of tools was stolen from me. And about 15k worth of tools was stolen from a company I work alongside and I'm on a mission so no one has to feel such disappointment. Soo I'm looking for a plan or something that may be able to work within the boundaries of cost per year. Ideally all 10 Sims could have the same number and respond with there location in a txt on a yearly plan as I find it hard to belive that tools should or would go missing that often in a year. My question is does such a plan or theme exist I guess or is it plausible to accomplish with vodafone?
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Also what is machine to machine about?
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Yes please more help is required
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There are some GPS tracker devices out there that might suit - here's one from a quick google, but I'm not sure about compatibility with our network.

http://pocketfinder.com/gpspettracker/

 

I guess you would need something like that to be embedded in or attached to your tools, have a way of charging it when required (I think the battery life of that one is 10 days) and of course find some connectivity to suit (like a sim card mobile data connection).

 

Another solution without a sim card, using low power bluetooth instead, is Tile. There's details about those here - https://www.thetileapp.com/

 

Of course Tile depends on people using the app, but it also doesn't have as restrictive power requirements.

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