If a phone is not a Smartphone (means it is not Blackberry, Android or iPhone etc), and there is a need to track it, then the only solution is to get a microchip installed in the device. But such a microchip is not easily available and is quite costly.
But, if the phone in question is from Smartphone category, then it is much easier to track such a device. Besides tracking, so much more activity as tracking the SMS, MMS, Calls logs etc. are also possible. It is possible to get details of all such activities stored online at a central server and then access the same as and when required from anywhere in the world.
The data stored on a central server will be quite exhaustive. It will give all the details of calls received and made. It will also give details of SMS and e-mails received as well as sent. The videos and photos,, as taken by the phone, will also be stored on the remote server.
To do the remote tracking, there are different Spy Softwares available in the market. Some are the tracking app for Android, whereas some others are for the iPhone. They are also available on download platforms. Before, going for any particular solution, check for its compatibility with the type of the Smartphone, and the browser that it is using. A wrong choice may interfere with the smooth working of the phone.
Besides checking for compatibility, at the time of installing a particular software, make sure that it is from a reliable and authentic source. Else it may download viruses or unwanted softwares, toolbars etc. Please carefully understand the installation process and also deselect/ select the required options at the time of installation to complete the process successfully.
There are also some legal issues involved. In many countries, such unsolicited tracking on others is a punishable offense. Also, the information collected in such manner in not allowed as evidence in the court of law as it has been gathered by unlawful means. If the person who is being spied upon coming to know about it, he may take legal action against the person who is doing it. So, in case the tracking is done for some genuine and legal purpose, please ensure that the required approvals are available with you.
Once, the legal aspect is well taken care of, there are many hardware and software options available in the market to track all kinds of mobile phone devices. For every model or communication platform, some solutions are always better than the others. So, make sure that you choose the right option, understand it well and then install it.
Besides understanding the method of installation, also learn How to track android phone data or that of iPhone data from the remote server. This shall need to create an account with a unique id and password. Once it is done the information can be accessed by login in the account from anywhere in the world by use of an internet connected device.
If everything is done properly, you shall find that, thanks to the present technology, the act of tracking the activities of a person through his mobile phone shall be really easy. This will prove to be extremely useful for the employer to track the activities of their employees, for parents to keep and eye on their children, and for the law enforcement agencies to track the activities of their targets.