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Mobistealth Review

Mobistealth Review

Author
  • Features
  • Price & Value
  • Support
  • Compatibility
  • Stealth

This review was last updated on: May, 2016

One of the oldest providers in the industry, Mobistealth, formerly MobiS, has been among the best service providers for many years with their service having constantly garnered great reviews from customers and publishers alike. They have come a long way since their humble beginnings and their experience has allowed them to develop one of the most complete spy applications available to date.

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Features:

The software is available across a wide variety of devices both PC and mobile and is compatible with almost all major operating systems like iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac. It’s easy to setup, works extremely well, and provides one of the best “Bang For Your Buck” ratios among the more feature rich apps. The company has not removed any of their advanced call recording, and remote control microphone bugging features, but they are only compatible with rooted Android devices. For call recording, and remote control features on iPhone, the only compatible service at the moment is FlexiSpy.

Within Mobistealth you’ll find all of the standard features you’d expect to see from a major monitoring suite and much more. Text message monitoring; e-mail tracking; as well as access to call logs, calendar entries, images, videos, and browsing history are just some of the standard features included. Advanced features include GPS tacking, remote recording, and access to third party messaging apps like What’s App; which historically is hard to come by in spy apps. It also features an easy to use live panel which gives you instant access to all the stored data logs and features from any computer.One caveat is that advanced features can vary between Android and iPhone so make sure the special feature you have your heart set on is available for your preferred device.

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It’s important to take note that although Android devices do not need to be rooted for basic features to work, iOS devices must be jailbroken to use the full suite. For those of you uncomfortable with the prospect of jailbreaking, which does carry some risk and requires some technical know-how; there is also a jailbreak free version available but the functionality is much more limited. The Jailbreak free version works by making use of the Apple ID account and password and works through the device’s back up system. In essence, you gain access to anything that is backed up through iCloud.

The really nice part about the jailbreak free method is that you never have to physically touch the device you intended to track. Instead, all you need is the Apple ID and password associated to that device and you can start tracking immediately from your computer. I have a full article on the subject, if you want to learn more about iCloud no jailbreak cellphone monitoring.

Recent iterations of Mobistealth’s product have seen the addition of versatile packages for personal computer tracking and key logging along with internet control and filter options. The packages themselves offer a rich range of functions that can be used by both Windows and Mac computer users.

Pros:

  • Jailbreak Free
    • Get the Jailbreak Free version and track a device using just the Apple ID.
  • Call Recording:
    • Remotely record all inbound and outbound calls.
  • Call Details:
    • Logs of calls, numbers, duration and timestamps saved.
  • Remotely Record Surroundings:
    • Turn on mic and listen/record.
  • Location Reporting:
    • Live GPS location map tracking with route history. Can also track without GPS.
  • Video Logging:
    • Access all videos on the targeted device.
  • Picture Logging:
    • Access to all pictures sent, received or taken with targeted device.
  • Text Message Logs:
    • SMS, iMessage or BBM messaging logs + info for all in/out texts.
  • WhatsApp Logs:
    • Saves all WhatsApp chats (iPhone only).
  • Email Logging:
    • Saves inbound and outbound emails (iPhone only).
  • Web History:
    • Saves logs of visited website history with time data.
  • Contact Details:
    • Access phonebook contacts.
  • Calendar Appointments:
    • Access to calendar data on targeted device.
  • Theft Protection:
    • SIM Card change notification and remote phone wiping, effectively deleting all data on a stolen device.
  • No Indication of tracking on device

Cons:

  • iPhone
    • Cannot record voice calls, or remotely control microphone.
    • lack SIM change alerts
    • No remote wipe options.
  • Android
    • No Email monitoring.
  • No 24/7 Support – Live Support from 9am to 6pm CST.

 

Stealth:

Since Mobistealth is not an American company they are not subject to the law which has seen all American providers add a pop up on the target device. This pop up is required to be shown at least once every 24 hours to remind the device user that they are being monitored. Mobistealth, as the name implies, is extremely stealthy and will show no visible signs that it is running. It will not show up in running programs or display any notifications what-so-ever.

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This is the part where we need to remind you that monitoring someone without their knowledge is illegal in many jurisdictions around the world! You should only be monitoring devices you own and the device user should always be made aware. If you secretly monitor someone you are opening yourself up to legal charges.

 

Compatibility:

The app currently supports iOS devices, Android phones and tablets, earlier BlackBerrys, and Symbian devices.

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  • Android: Latest Version
  • iOS: Any version for no jailbreak, or up to 9.0.2 for jailbroken devices.
  • Blackberry: 7.0 – All Models minus Z10, Q10, PRIV
  • Nokia: Series 60 3rd and 5th edition
  • Symbian3

 

Support:

The support contact options offered by Mobistealth are very limited. You have a 1-900 pay line available Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm Eastern Time but who really wants to spend money calling that line? Instead, you are left with an easy to use, fast loading and well-designed (but a little bland looking) online ticketing system. The portal has a complete and simple knowledgebase that can help answer setup questions and even help process a refund when required.  We tested the service by sending a few questions on packages prior to purchasing and got an answer within the half hour.

 

Price/Value:

Packages are offered per device platform, allowing you to see a clear list of all the included features for that type of device. This is important so you don’t end up getting the service and finding out some functions you needed are not available for your type of hardware. Tiered-priced packages are offered with or without advanced features for better price flexibility. A 15-day refund is offered so that you can try the service risk free. Overall, the pricing is very competitive when compared to similar software services with the varied packages. When you add in the computer software options this truly does become a bargain.

Before we take a look at current pricing, I also want to mention their deskptop service, which provides the option between monitoring various chat, VOIP, and web browsing activities, as well as a keylogger that records every keystroke. The service is available for Windows and Mac, but not compatible with the latest OS version.

Android Phones & Tablets

Pro: Offers a good amount of features, but lacks the advanced ones.
3 Months: $49.99 – 6 Months: $79.99 – 1 Year: $119.99

Pro-X: Offers all features, including call recording.
3 Months: $79.99 – 6 Months: $129.99 – 1 Year: $179.99

iPhone

Premium: Offers Basic Features
3 Months: $99.99 –  1 Year: $149.99

Premium Plus: Offers All Features
3 Months: $119.99 – 1 Year: $179.99

Note: Jailbreak and No Jailbreak plans are one in the same. All features that have a double asterix (**) next to them, are only compatible with Jailbroken mobile devices.

BlackBerry

Basic Package: Offers 3 Features – Ok as a trial – not worth keeping.
2 Weeks: $19.99

Lite Package: Offers 5 Features – Ok for testing – not worth long term use.
3 Months: $39.99 – 6 Months: $59.99 – 1 Year: $89.99

Pro Package: Offers All Features – Best value for your money.
3 Months: $79.99 – 6 Months: $119.99 – 1 Year: $149.99

Nokia/Symbian

Lite Package: Offers Basic Features
3 Months: $39.99 – 6 Months: $59.99 – 1 Year: $89.99

Pro Package: Offers All Features
3 Months: $79.99 – 6 Months: $119.99 – 1 Year: $149.99

 

In Conclusion:

Mobistealth has remained one of the most complete cell phone tracking and monitoring solutions to date. They have remained relevant, even though they roll out few, and far in between updates. I think this is the case, because the software  is really of good quality. I did not run into any bugs, and all features worked as advertised. If you’re absolutely looking for voice call recording, and remote microphone activation for live surround listening, Mobistealth is a good choice, but only if you’re using a rooted Android device. Those recording features are not available on iPhone. Otherwise, they make a great choice for any platform, and have remained compatible with older Nokia and Blackberry phones. Price is competitive, and after sale service was very good for us, albeit not being 24/7, we never had to deal with inexperienced tech support agents.

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5 Comments

  1. I want to spy on someones bbm chats! How can I do that? Please help me? Thanks

  2. hi, i want to spy n my daughter bbm chat on iphone. which service should i try?
    iphone or bbm? tq

    • You would want to choose a service for iPhone, that supports BBM chat logging. At the moment, FlexiSpy is the only service that logs BBM chat on all platforms.

  3. i have tried to install mobistealh on BlackBerry priv but it isnot successful ? has anyone tried that with success?

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