posted on Apr, 4 2013 @ 11:38 PM
So I went to T-Mobile to pay my bill about 2 weeks ago and they informed me that since I have been a customer with them for 6 years and have had no
phone upgrade in 3 years they would give me a free smartphone, so I jumped on it, I love new shiny gadgets, haha.
Well anyways I finally decided on the LG Optimus L9
now fast forward to 2 weeks later. I have weather widgets and local news widgets on my phone and I noticed when I drove around it always knew it
exactly where I was and was giving me info on the locations I was closest too, like this app I have that shows me where the cheapest gas was would
tell me exactly how many miles, feet and yards I was away from that gas station.
Well I started fooling around with the phone even more and found google maps pre-installed and low and behold it shows on google maps exactly which
room i'm in inside my house!!! It was spot on accurate, there was a blue arrow over my house and when I zoomed in closer it was in the exact same
part of my house that I was in, not only that when ever I would point my phone in one direction the arrow would turn to face that direction, talk
about accurate and completely creepy!!
I called T-Mobile and they said the feature is there for people who have lost their phones or had them stolen. I can turn on google maps during my
commute and gps follows me the whole way during my commute. Not only that I have another friend with a smartphone and she has a program that sends a
signal to her husbands smartphone that takes a picture from his phone every 30 mins and sends it to her phone she knows exactly where he is and what
he's up to, it also sends his location, WITHOUT HIM KNOWING AT ALL.
Like seriously, What else can these phones do that I still don't know about, I was told that they don't just use GPS to track my phone either, they
also log my movements through wifi and cell towers. WTF? Why haven't I heard this before and why aren't people outraged!