Most people, at one time or another, wish to be able to spy on cell phone activities or listen in secretly to a call. They very often include people who may be suspicious that their spouse or partner is cheating on them. Many parents also wish to know if their children are visiting inappropriate websites, or making contact with untrustworthy characters through calls or text messages.
There are also employers who give company-owned phones to their employees, and naturally want assurance that the phones will be used for work purposes only.
Suspicious spouses, parents, and employers can now actually spy on cell phone users by means of stealth spy software. This software is installed on the cell phone without the intended users knowledge. Employers and parents can pre-install it before giving the phone to their employee or child. Spouses can install the program on their partners phone when the latter is asleep or away from it. Once installed, the stealth software is undetectable, and the user has no idea that his calls and messages are being monitored.
Many websites offer spy software at different prices, depending on the features included. Some websites will require the purchaser to acknowledge that he is the legitimate owner or administrator of the cell phone to be spied on before allowing the use of the software.
Once the purchase is made, the software may be downloaded, and then installed on the cell phone. It is compatible with different models of mobile phones, such as the iPhone, Blackberry, Android and Mobile Windows phones, and even the iPad. A requirement is that the phone must be Internet capable, because monitoring is made possible by Internet connectivity.
Each software purchase comes with an associated account name and password. One logs in to this account, using any computer that has online access, to be able to monitor calls and messages on the phone. He can see phone logs that include a recording of each call, the number that was dialled or that called in, and the date, time and duration of the call.
He can also see transcripts of text messages, the associated numbers, and the dates and times when the messages were sent. Furthermore, he can see websites visited on the phone, and when those visits took place. These records may be sorted, stored, copied or deleted at the users discretion.
Cell Phone Spy software is not that expensive. Prices range between $40 and $150.