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  1. #1 Gps tracker 
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    Hi
    has anyone installed a GPS Tracker for security purposes? I am considering installing one on my Cabrio. The thinking is that If my pride and joy was stolen, then i assume i would know its location. I found this which looks ideal https://www.rewiresecurity.co.uk/db2...iy-gps-tracker
    Any advice appreciated.
    Mike W.
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  2. #2 Re: Gps tracker 
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    Looks good and excellent reviews but as it uses a mobile network with their pre-programmed sim what are the PAYG costs?
    I had a quick glance through.
    Great idea and if the PAYG is cheap enough be good to install on all cars.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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  3. #3 Re: Gps tracker 
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    PAYG costs are as confusing as the telco’s can make it. I bought a SIM for £1 and topped it up with the minimum £10 credit. I used this in my tracker. It worked! I do not use the car that much so I did not use much of the credit on the SIM. I think the credit expired after six months. The SIM’s phone number got recycled shortly thereafter so that SIM will need to be replaced.

    Touch wood there is very little value in recycled cars so I decided renewing the SIM wasn’t worth the effort (fingers crossed).
    Paul
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  4. #4 Re: Gps tracker 
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    Ok, I know i'm not uk based , but Free here do a sim for 2€ per month, 2hrs calls and unlimited sms. its essentially aimed at kids who use sms all the time here a la frog!
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  5. #5 Re: Gps tracker 
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    Hi,
    The sim with the GPS Tracker has an annual top up of £60. Sounds a lot but for peace of mind its only £1.20 a week. I will just cut out half of lager a week to pay for it!
    Mike
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