My father-in-law has alzheimers and we are investigating personal tracking devices for when he goes wandering off.
This is one of the units we are looking at:
It appears to work by regularly sending its location coordinates via SMS.
Could this device be used on the Vodafone network? And what sort of (preferably cheap ) prepay plan would we need please.
I've had a quick look at the specs on that device - It should work with Vodafone NZ but it isn't built for Vodafone so no gaurantees.
In terms of a prepay plan, Pay & Go would be your best choice, as you'll only need the device to send SMS. The rate for a standard SMS on Pay & Go is $0.01