Overview of the mSpy Software and App for Tracking Mobile Devices
mSpy is considered to be the most popular cell phone tracking application. The broad range of features and affordable price make it one of the leading parental control apps for smartphones. The software is available for monitoring both phones and computers. This is helpful, in case you want to monitor a child, teen, or employee on their phone or computer.
This article provides an overview of mSpy’s features and benefits, how much it costs, and where to find more information about the solution. Please note that I’m providing this review for your information only, but I do not recommend purchasing or using this software. This company operates in a grey area that could land you in more trouble than it is worth. You will see plenty of slick advertisements and recommendations on the web, but the claims are not backed by a good company.
Use mSpy to View Call Logs
mSpy allows you to view a chronological list of incoming and outgoing calls. In addition, you can see the call duration and timestamps for each call. This can help you protect your child by blocking specific numbers from reaching your child. If you’re concerned about your child communicating with the wrong people, this feature is extremely helpful.
mSpy Allows You To Monitor Text Messages
With mSpy, you can remotely monitor all incoming and outgoing text messages. This is probably one of the most beneficial features, as many children spend more time texting on their mobile phones than anything else. As a parent, knowing who your child is texting with and what they are saying is critical. This feature even allows you to view deleted text messages. Plus, you can monitor photos and videos received (on Android only).
Read Social Media Messaging Apps
Also, if your child uses specialized messaging apps, you can track that too. mSpy allows you to capture messages that are sent and received on a number of popular apps. For example, capture messages on Facebook Messenger, iMessage, Kik, Line, Telegram, Tinder, Skype, and WhatsApp.
Track the Current GPS Location of a Phone
The GPS phone tracking feature allows you to track a mobile phone’s current location on a map. You can even view the route history over a specific period of time. Additionally, the tracking application comes with an impressive Geofencing feature. This feature allows you to set safe geographic boundaries for your children. You can set up alerts and know whenever your child enters or exits the safe zone.
Control Apps and Programs
mSpy allows you to view a list of all of the apps installed on your child’s cell phone or tablet. Via your control panel, you can block apps that you don’t want your child to use.
Record and Log Keystrokes
This important feature records every keystroke on your child’s mobile device keyboard or keypad. By recording all of the words typed, you’ll know exactly what is going on. This feature can help prevent exposure to dangerous people, bullies, and more.
Keep Track of Photos and Videos
In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8 billion digital images every single day. And that number doesn’t include the number of videos posted online, or the number that are exchanged from user to user. Needless to say, posting and exchanging photos is one of the most common uses for today’s smartphones. Unfortunately, this opens the door for criminals, thieves, and predators to interact with your child or teen. mSpy uploads a copy of every photo and video to your mSpy account.
How Much Does mSpy Cost?
If you need to know how much mSpy costs, please visit their website for their latest pricing. Following are some general details of their pricing packages:
- My Spy has a variety of pricing options based on various needs, Android vs. iPhone, computer vs. mobile app, etc.
- The pricing for their basic phone monitoring solution starts at $29.99 per month.
- Their Premium package starts at $69.99.
- There is a discount for signing up for longer periods of time. So, the more months you sign up for, the cheaper it is per month.
- Their no-jailbreak iPhone Monitoring package starts at $39.99 per month.
- mSpy offers secure online payment options including PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Direct Debit, and Wire Transfer.
For more information on the current price, visit the mSpy website at mspy.com.
Feedback and Ratings
The distributor boasts a 95% customer satisfaction rating. However, the company is not BBB Accredited and it had more than 65 formal complaints in the past three years, with 24 complaints during the past 12 months.
Many of the complaints and negative reviews say that the software didn’t work, their support team wouldn’t help me, and the company refused to provide a refund. It seems like the company is willing to give refunds only after you file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.
mSpy Affiliate Program
If you are a website publisher, blogger, email marketer, or social media influencer, you may have heard of the mSpy Affiliate Program. Based on my personal experience, it is one of the most poorly managed affiliate programs I’ve ever encountered. Their registration process is sketchy, their communications are slow and their payouts are subjective. In addition, they don’t provide much support in terms of marketing, no banners, and no recommended ad copy.
Beware of any free versions floating around out there. The only way to purchase a 100% functional copy of the software or app is to purchase it directly through the vendor. Free versions do exist and are available for download. However, the version available for download may not be the latest version and it may not be completely functional.
Disclaimer: mSpy Software is intended for legal use only. No other usage of mSpy Software is endorsed by mSpy. It is a violation of the applicable law to install surveillance software, such as mSpy Software, onto any device a user does not have the right to monitor. The law generally requires to notify owners of a device that it is being monitored. mSpy is not liable for the other ways of the Software use, described on the web site other than mSpy.com
Questions and Comments
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