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Trace A mobile.co.uk and Locate Mobiles.com launched
its mobile phone tracking service on 14th October 2003. The
press coverage that accompanied this was extensive with articles in The
Sun, Metro (London's free
newspaper) and Evening Standard
all reporting the news it was now possible for the public as well as the police to track a mobile phone.
Our survey of mobile phone usage by teenagers also appeared in
The Daily Express and Daily
Record. The launching of Trace A Mobile service was also featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 5 Live
show and numerous local radio stations. The Daily
Mirror ran special feature on mobile location and we helped provide a tracking service for the celebrity
fun runners for the BBC in
the Flora London Marathon and
Great North Run. We also provided phone location for LBC
radio for Chrysalis's Radio Riders charity bike ride. More recently Sky News interviewed us about
mobile tracing technology in the hunt for missing Madeleine McCann. Click here
for our You Tube interview video clip with CEO Jonathan Cook. Mobile Hacking Is Not Mobile Tracking
There has been much media coverage about the News International phone hacking scandal which centred around journalists from News Of The World and other British newspapers hacking the voicemails of celebrities. Hacking is not the same as tracking a mobile, although it has been alleged a number of journalists have accessed mobile tracking data directly from the networks by using the cooperation of the police. This is because the police can access mobile tracing records directly from the Telecom Network Operators. The mobile location market is tightly regulated and so far the Levenson enquiry has not shown there have been any breaches or any stealth mobile tracking.
Chrysalis Radio's 10th anniversary
cycling challenge is launched, London to Newcastle, via
Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. In 5 days. By 6 riders.
By bike! 350 miles, 5 cities, 9 Specialized road-racing
bikes, up the Chiltern Hills, over the Pennines, more than
200,000 used calories and metres and metres of Lycra…
To celebrate Chrysalis Radio's 10th anniversary
year, Chief Executive Phil Riley launched an ambitious charity
event, riding from London to Newcastle via every city in
which Chrysalis Radio broadcasts, all in a 5 day period.
Joining Phil on the ride were 5 staff cyclists including
London's John Legg, Birmingham's Jim Thompson, Manchester's
Vaughan Hobbs, Leeds' James Walshe & Newcastle's Matt
For the 2004 Flora London Marathon
the BBC signed up with Trace A Mobile to fit mobile tracking
phones with the following ten celebrity fun runners, Ranulph
Fiennes, Chris Parker, Gordon Ramsay, Lorraine Kelly, Nell
McAndrew, Richard Dunwoody, Tony Audenshaw, Michel Roux
and Graham Gooch so that their position could be displayed
on an on screen map.
Once again the BBC used us to track the fun runners participating
in the 2004 Great North Run.