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Trakdot Luggage Tracker (Includes 1 Year of Service - $19.99 Value)

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1 year of service is INCLUDED in the purchase price - thereafter, service is $19.99/year.

Trakdot Luggage™ is designed to provide airport-specific location information for your checked luggage. Trakdot™ Luggage is constantly monitoring the cellular network to determine its city location. When you fly, Trakdot™ Luggage knows and goes to sleep. Upon arriving at your destination, Trakdot™ Luggage wakes up and reports its new location. Depending on your preferences, a text-message or email is sent to you confirming that your luggage has arrived with you.

When you fly, Trakdot’s artificial intelligence shuts off its transmit-and-receive capability and enters “airplane mode” by employing solid-state accelerometer technologies that sense the sustained acceleration of an airplane during taxi and/or the approximate first third of takeoff roll. Trakdot™ is in airplane mode or “sleep mode” well before the aircraft is airborne. The same accelerometer technologies used to put Trakdot™ in sleep mode before aircraft flight also sense the sustained deceleration of the aircraft as the pilot uses brakes and thrust reversers on the ground to rapidly slow the aircraft after it touches-down. When Trakdot™ is “re-awakened” on the ground, it finds and employs the local cellular network to contact the Trakdot™ owner and report its position.

Features:

  • Tracks your luggage anywhere in the world
  • Notifications to your phone or track online
  • Works anywhere your mobile phone does and can be linked to multiple cell phones
  • Completely international, and works wherever a cellular network exists
  • Small and ultra lightweight - travel essential
  • Runs on AA batteries

IMPORTANT RETURN INFORMATION: once the Trakdot has been activated with the manufacturer, it is NON-RETURNABLE (except in the case of defects which are covered by the manufacturer's 2-year warranty)



Specs:

  • Dimensions: 3" x 2 1/4" x 3/4"
  • Power: 2 x AA batteries (2 included)
  • Battery level indicator
  • On/Off button
  • 1 year warranty
  • FCC certified, FAA compliant (complies with FAA Advisory Circular 91-21.1B), and approved by Conformité Européenne (CE)

Requirements:

  • 2 AA batteries (Duracell Alkaline Batteries recommended. CAUTION: DO NOT USE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES)
  • Activation with Trakdot (1 year of service is INCLUDED in the purchase price - thereafter, service is $19.99/year)
  • GSM service (the device will not operate in countries where GSM does not function. At this time there are two countries where GSM does not function: Japan and South Korea)

FAQs:

  • Does this device work on GPS?       
    • No.  GPS generally does not operate within airport terminals and baggage loading areas.  The Trakdot™ Luggage device emits a signal that is used to determine its location, but does not use GPS.
  • Does the device use rechargeable batteries?  
    • No, two alkaline AA batteries, we recommend Duracell. CAUTION: DO NOT USE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
  • Will it work if I use only a basic cell phone and not a smart phone?  
    • Not a problem, device will work on all cellular phones.
  • What additional ongoing costs are there in addition to the activation and annual service fee?
    • There are no other costs from Trakdot™ Luggage
  • Does it make a difference which cell phone carrier I use?  
    • No, it makes no difference
  • Is there anything special I have to do to the device when traveling international?
    • You should contact the carrier that provides serves for your personal cell phone to confirm the type of coverage associated with your cell phone as well as the program you are on, in order to insure that the Trakdot™ Luggage device can get messages to your phone.
  • Will I have any problem with airline security when I check in my bag with the device in it?
    • You should not have any issue with security relative to the device.
  • How will I know if or when the batteries need replaced?    
    • Although there is a battery level indicator visible on your login screen for each device, it is recommended that a fresh set of batteries be used at the beginning of each trip. CAUTION: DO NOT USE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
  • Is there a repair service available if my device gets damaged or do I have to purchase a new one? 
    • There is no repair service available.  A new device would need to be purchased.
  • If I lose my device and have to purchase a new one, can my existing annual service fee be applied to the new device I had to purchase?    
    • If this happened, please contact Globatrac, LLC using the contact information in our website and you will be instructed on what to do.
  • Are there any countries in which the device will not operate? 
    • The device will not operate in countries where GSM does not function. At this time there are two (2) countries where GSM does not function: Japan, South Korea.
  • Can I assign cell phone numbers other than mine to the device?  
    • Yes
  • When I use this device, will there be any type of costs that will show up on my telephone bill?
    • This will be pursuant to your agreement with your current cellular carrier and therefore certain SMS or Data charges may apply.  Please confirm with your carrier.  However, there are no additional charges from Trakdot™ Luggage.
  • Is there a specific brand of battery recommended for the device? 
    • Duracell Alkaline Batteries. CAUTION:  DO NOT USE LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
  • Are there any types of luggage in which the device will not function? 
    • Depending on the thickness and quality of “all metal” luggage, the device may not be able to effectively communicate.  Any other luggage is not an issue.
  • Does the device need to be specifically positioned inside the luggage or can I simply just toss it in?
    • There is no specific positioning inside the luggage required.
  • When I am not using the device, should the batteries be removed? 
    • Yes.  It is recommended that you place a fresh set of batteries in the device each time you are going to use it.
  • Is there an “on” and “off” button? 
    • Yes, on the front of the device is a button that you press to turn it on and off.
  • I am travelling with two or more suitcases, do I need to buy more than one unit?
    • Each checked in luggage must have a Trakdot™ Luggage device so you can track each of your checked in suitcases.


Peace of mind for travelers

The Trakdot is a palm-sized device (3” W x 2 ¼” H x ¾” D) that offers the peace of mind that frequent air travelers are looking for. Simply place the Trakdot into whatever luggage you want to track, and upon landing you’ll receive a text message stating the location of your checked bag.

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Date Added: 09/06/2014 by Margie A. (Falls Church, VA)
Just tried it on a flight from Portland,Oregon with a stop in Charlotte to Washington DC....and it worked just great The next test will be international travel

Date Added: 04/05/2014 by Marceline T. (Accokeek, MD)
Customer service from Victor 3Gstore was below substandard.

3Gstore Comments:
Hello, in researching your complaint, looks like you received the item on time from us and had some issues registering the product on 3/26/14 @ 10:24am. TrakDot company had some problems with registering new devices for a few hours and we called back less then 2 hours later on the same day and informed you that you had registered your device successfully and that we spoke to the makers of TrakDot and they were able to give you an additional ONE year of service for NO CHARGE for your inconvenience. Once a TrakDot is activated online, it is no longer returnable as clearly stated on the product page, on the email you receive and the checkbox that you check when placing the order. If the product is indeed defective the makers of TrakDot will replace your device at no charge.

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How many days does it transmit on a fresh set of batteries?
Is this the latest version of the device? I understand the early batches were buggy, and Trakdot had all of them recalled/exchanged in Nov 2013. Thanks!
If the device winds up somewhere other than an airport (eg. someone elses home address), will the device show his location? Does it display GPS coordinates and/or the nearest local street address? Can I request positions on demand from the device?
The video indicates that the Luggage Tracker uses Bluetooth (for proximity sensing at the end of the trip), but there's no indication of this in the technical requirements. Which (minimum) version of Bluetooth is required?

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