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Posted 26th JanEdited by:"fredh"

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Seen these on Amazon and Currys for £25, which is half of the Vodafone website price. 93 country coverage with a £3 a month fee, but can be paused and only used when you're traveling. They have Bluetooth, WiFi and Mobile Telephone service connectivity and battery life is about 2 days.

Useful if you travel often, for peace of mind.

I've ordered 2 using my company's voucher scheme which gave me an extra 8% off, so there might be cashback opportunities.
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Please note: Requires a monthly subscription fee that can be paused at any time.


So its not just £25 and Go, its £25 to purchase plus monthly subscription.

This could be handy for other things, if you have a family member that suffers from dementia or a young child, you could chuck it in their coat pocket and if they went missing you could find them quickly - lots of people on a daily basis with dementia go missing and Police spend thousands of £s and many MAN hours trying to find them.
Edited by: "MisterNippy" 26th Jan
Or use on a potentially 'straying' husband or wife who goes, um, roaming and when they do they turn off their phone location service.
I wish people who do not know about this to stop voting. These are great for people with Dementia. You have no idea how much the local authority spends on such devices. This is a bargain. And will save police or local authority money and time, surely everyone who has a family member wandering will be pleased to pay this price. Voted hot!
Could be used in a car?
sheffield78826/01/2020 09:47

I wish people who do not know about this to stop voting. These are great …I wish people who do not know about this to stop voting. These are great for people with Dementia. You have no idea how much the local authority spends on such devices. This is a bargain. And will save police or local authority money and time, surely everyone who has a family member wandering will be pleased to pay this price. Voted hot!


I think a lot of the downvoting comes from not understanding the potential of these things. The subscription is 10p a day for 24/7 coverage in 93 countries.
MisterNippy26/01/2020 09:18

Please note: Requires a monthly subscription fee that can be paused at any …Please note: Requires a monthly subscription fee that can be paused at any time.So its not just £25 and Go, its £25 to purchase plus monthly subscription.This could be handy for other things, if you have a family member that suffers from dementia or a young child, you could chuck it in their coat pocket and if they went missing you could find them quickly - lots of people on a daily basis with dementia go missing and Police spend thousands of £s and many MAN hours trying to find them.


In that scenario you would be better getting a phone and using Life360 or an equivalent. A phone has the added advantage of being able to make & receive calls...
Also is this likely to raise questions at airports?
sheffield78826/01/2020 09:47

I wish people who do not know about this to stop voting. These are great …I wish people who do not know about this to stop voting. These are great for people with Dementia. You have no idea how much the local authority spends on such devices. This is a bargain. And will save police or local authority money and time, surely everyone who has a family member wandering will be pleased to pay this price. Voted hot!


A phone is cheaper an has better features?
aLV42626/01/2020 12:09

In that scenario you would be better getting a phone and using Life360 or …In that scenario you would be better getting a phone and using Life360 or an equivalent. A phone has the added advantage of being able to make & receive calls...Also is this likely to raise questions at airports?


It has flight mode built in, that puts it to sleep during the flight. It also has a built in feature that alerts you if it detects light, for example if someone opens the suitcase.
aLV42626/01/2020 12:11

A phone is cheaper an has better features?


I've not seen a suitcase that can make a phonecall yet.
aLV42626/01/2020 12:11

A phone is cheaper an has better features?


Yes, but will be more expensive. A decent phone is not cheaper than £25 and a SIM only is not cheaper than £3 a month. Also, will not link with specialised services working in partnership with the local authority. I'm referring strictly to people with Dementia. A phone will work too, not saying no, but I personally believe this will be better. I work in prevention services and as part of our duty of care, we do use this type of technology and it always worked better than a phone. As somebody mentioned above,10p per day, 24/7 in so many countries. This is definitely a price you'll pay for your pace of mind if you have somebody with Dementia in the family. Alongside £20 cameras in the property too.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 26th Jan
Also on Amazon at the same price
sheffield78826/01/2020 12:23

Yes, but will be more expensive. A decent phone is not cheaper than £25 …Yes, but will be more expensive. A decent phone is not cheaper than £25 and a SIM only is not cheaper than £3 a month. Also, will not link with specialised services working in partnership with the local authority. I'm referring strictly to people with Dementia. A phone will work too, not saying no, but I personally believe this will be better. I work in prevention services and as part of our duty of care, we do use this type of technology and it always worked better than a phone. As somebody mentioned above,10p per day, 24/7 in so many countries. This is definitely a price you'll pay for your pace of mind if you have somebody with Dementia in the family. Alongside £20 cameras in the property too.


You don't need a "decent" phone, plenty of usable handsets for under £25 and a free 3 SIM does the job...
I don't know where you get your information from, iWander is designed for Android devices and will link with local authorities?
This device doesn't, thankfully the person suffering from Dementia is unlikely to be upset by being tracked by V-Bag...
FF9926/01/2020 13:49

Also on Amazon at the same price


As pointed out. Only two in stock though.

So many people missing the point. It's hilarious.
Thanks now I can start my new business, private cheater investigator.
aLV42626/01/2020 20:18

You don't need a "decent" phone, plenty of usable handsets for under £25 …You don't need a "decent" phone, plenty of usable handsets for under £25 and a free 3 SIM does the job...I don't know where you get your information from, iWander is designed for Android devices and will link with local authorities? This device doesn't, thankfully the person suffering from Dementia is unlikely to be upset by being tracked by V-Bag...


I don't even think IWander exists anymore. We did look into this at my work, very long time ago, but was dismissed straight away due to various privacy issues and data protection. Local authorities work in partnership and on contracts, not on apps. I am not even allowed to use my work phone to scan documents, neither to send external emails from my work email if it contains names, addresses and so on. Moreover, due to the nature of my job and despite the fact I carry a smart phone with me, I need to carry a physical 'tracker' on me, so the relevant services get alerted if I am in danger. We pay lots of money for these things, completely useless in my opinion.

I agree there are apps and some smart technology helping families with their pace of mind, but I am talking at a different scale now. Probably 90% of my 'clients' have dementia. Technology does not work well and we are continuously looking in finding solutions. Assistive technology is a major part of our prevention. There is too much red tape and bureaucracy in order the local authority to work with such things. I am not saying this is right, I constantly argue at work that there are better, cheaper and less intrusive solutions, but it does not work that way.

With regards to a 'decent' phone, I meant you need a smart phone. A reliable one, with a good battery. Such phones do not need to be expensive, but will certainly be over £25. Unless you get used ones. With regards to the SIM card, if you suggest a phone will do the job, off course the sim card has to have money on it. Even if the person does not ring, you will not give to somebody a phone he/she cannot ring in case of emergencies.

Finally, with regards to the person with dementia being upset for being tracked by the V-bag, if the person has the mental capacity to make certain decisions, you cannot install a tracker app on their phone.

I don't disagree with you, what you're suggesting makes sense. However, there are other solutions too. This device is not even designed for tracking people with Dementia. In my experience, a proper designated device/service it is most of the time better than an app on a mobile phone.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 26th Jan
sheffield78826/01/2020 22:32

I don't even think IWander exists anymore. We did look into this at my …I don't even think IWander exists anymore. We did look into this at my work, very long time ago, but was dismissed straight away due to various privacy issues and data protection. Local authorities work in partnership and on contracts, not on apps. I am not even allowed to use my work phone to scan documents, neither to send external emails from my work email if it contains names, addresses and so on. Moreover, due to the nature of my job and despite the fact I carry a smart phone with me, I need to carry a physical 'tracker' on me, so the relevant services get alerted if I am in danger. We pay lots of money for these things, completely useless in my opinion. I agree there are apps and some smart technology helping families with their pace of mind, but I am talking at a different scale now. Probably 90% of my 'clients' have dementia. Technology does not work well and we are continuously looking in finding solutions. Assistive technology is a major part of our prevention. There is too much red tape and bureaucracy in order the local authority to work with such things. I am not saying this is right, I constantly argue at work that there are better, cheaper and less intrusive solutions, but it does not work that way. With regards to a 'decent' phone, I meant you need a smart phone. A reliable one, with a good battery. Such phones do not need to be expensive, but will certainly be over £25. Unless you get used ones. With regards to the SIM card, if you suggest a phone will do the job, off course the sim card has to have money on it. Even if the person does not ring, you will not give to somebody a phone he/she cannot ring in case of emergencies. Finally, with regards to the person with dementia being upset for being tracked by the V-bag, if the person has the mental capacity to make certain decisions, you cannot install a tracker app on their phone. I don't disagree with you, what you're suggesting makes sense. However, there are other solutions too. This device is not even designed for tracking people with Dementia. In my experience, a proper designated device/service it is most of the time better than an app on a mobile phone.


You are wrong on so many points.
I have bought smart phones from deals posted on this very site, brand new Alcatel for £9, yes it's a smart phone, no it's not something that anyone would want to use as their main phone, but it runs Life360 (and Tell my Geo) coupled with a free SIM from 3 (again, many times it has been posted on here) I can have a tracking device accurate to a meter for £9.
Using the correct technology works flawlessly - something I think you conclude with. My point is a cheaper phone would work better than this device. I am not saying it is the device to use, just that it's cheaper and has better options and does not require a monthly contract when compared to this...
Also understand that you can ring the emergency numbers from your phone without a SIM...
As for scanning documents with your phone I am not sure how that fits into this conversation.
fredh26/01/2020 12:23

I've not seen a suitcase that can make a phonecall yet.


You haven't looked hard enough. Ovis, not only reports its location, it also follows you.
Note also like I posted earlier these V-Bag trackers are not permitted in luggage on flights to America, I'm not sure about other countries. Kinda defeats the points of them - perhaps why they are so cheap?
aLV42626/01/2020 23:23

You are wrong on so many points.I have bought smart phones from deals …You are wrong on so many points.I have bought smart phones from deals posted on this very site, brand new Alcatel for £9, yes it's a smart phone, no it's not something that anyone would want to use as their main phone, but it runs Life360 (and Tell my Geo) coupled with a free SIM from 3 (again, many times it has been posted on here) I can have a tracking device accurate to a meter for £9.Using the correct technology works flawlessly - something I think you conclude with. My point is a cheaper phone would work better than this device. I am not saying it is the device to use, just that it's cheaper and has better options and does not require a monthly contract when compared to this...Also understand that you can ring the emergency numbers from your phone without a SIM...As for scanning documents with your phone I am not sure how that fits into this conversation.


My parents have smart Alcatel phones. I was pretty sure you will mention Alcatel. These are the only very cheap smart phones. And rubbish too. I've given them my 8 year old Samsung S3 mini to make them get rid of that rubbish. Well, perhaps worth £9.
I agree with you it can be used for the purpose of tracking. My point was why this deal is cold. there are always alternatives, but not everything fits one box.
Yes, you can ring emergency numbers without a SIM, my point was to ring your family in case of emergencies, not the emergency services.

Scanning documents fits in the conversation. My point is I have a smart phone from work, but I cannot use apps to scan documents, due to red tape. The same way local; authorities will not use apps to track people. There are concerns with privacy and data protection.
Your scenario probably works for a member of family or friend, I am talking about a bigger scale.
Edited by: "sheffield788" 26th Jan
aLV42626/01/2020 23:32

You haven't looked hard enough. Ovis, not only reports its location, it …You haven't looked hard enough. Ovis, not only reports its location, it also follows you. Note also like I posted earlier these V-Bag trackers are not permitted in luggage on flights to America, I'm not sure about other countries. Kinda defeats the points of them - perhaps why they are so cheap?


I posted a reply and it must have been swallowed up by the moderation system on here.

The Ovis is $800, this is £25. You are allowed these on US flights, they have a fitted battery and go into Flight Mode on-demand.

Suggesting buying a mobile, taking up a mobile contract to track things is bordering on ridiculous, frankly. This is a purpose built tracker, for £25, that works in 93 countries for £3 a month when required.

Voting cold because you don't like it or don't understand it is just weird.
Edited by: "fredh" 26th Jan
sheffield78826/01/2020 23:43

My parents have smart Alcatel phones. I was pretty sure you will mention …My parents have smart Alcatel phones. I was pretty sure you will mention Alcatel. These are the only very cheap smart phones. And rubbish too. I've given them my 8 year old Samsung S3 mini to make them get rid of that rubbish. Well, perhaps worth £9.I agree with you it can be used for the purpose of tracking. My point was why this deal is cold. there are always alternatives, but not everything fits one box. Yes, you can ring emergency numbers without a SIM, my point was to ring your family in case of emergencies, not the emergency services. Scanning documents fits in the conversation. My point is I have a smart phone from work, but I cannot use apps to scan documents, due to red tape. The same way local; authorities will not use apps to track people. There are concerns with privacy and data protection. Your scenario probably works for a member of family or friend, I am talking about a bigger scale.


If you are talking bigger scale then that doesn't fit with this deal either? Neither does the scanning documents bit.
The point was that this device was touted as a great Dementia tracker (Not "what local authorities permit" (you still need an app to use the V-Bag!)), my point is there are cheaper, better options out there for that.
Also if you know about Alcatel handsets and post on this site how have you not seen the deals for smart phones under £25, also free SIMs - that you can use to call other non-emergency numbers on...
Edited by: "aLV426" 26th Jan
fredh26/01/2020 23:49

I posted a reply and it must have been swallowed up by the moderation …I posted a reply and it must have been swallowed up by the moderation system on here. The Ovis is $800, this is £25. You are allowed these on US flights, they have a fitted battery and go into Flight Mode on-demand.Suggesting buying a mobile, taking up a mobile contract to track things is bordering on ridiculous, frankly. This is a purpose built tracker, for £25, that works in 93 countries for £3 a month when required. Voting cold because you don't like it or don't understand it is just weird.


I didn't vote? £9 for a smart phone, free 3 SIM seems a better way to go. Also, so what with this device, you can track your luggage for £3/month, wow, what useful information that is. Oh look my luggage has left the terminal without me, oh not it appears my luggage was stolen. I need to cancel my contract & write off that £25 I just spent so I could watch the last route my luggage took...
Or another scenario:
My tracker reports my luggage was opened, I find my luggage waiting for my at the airport and the padlock has been broken off. There is a huge TSA sticker on it stating that it was opened by TSA security - did I really need to spend £25 + £3/month to confirm my luggage was opened?
aLV42627/01/2020 00:02

I didn't vote? £9 for a smart phone, free 3 SIM seems a better way to go. …I didn't vote? £9 for a smart phone, free 3 SIM seems a better way to go. Also, so what with this device, you can track your luggage for £3/month, wow, what useful information that is. Oh look my luggage has left the terminal without me, oh not it appears my luggage was stolen. I need to cancel my contract & write off that £25 I just spent so I could watch the last route my luggage took...Or another scenario:My tracker reports my luggage was opened, I find my luggage waiting for my at the airport and the padlock has been broken off. There is a huge TSA sticker on it stating that it was opened by TSA security - did I really need to spend £25 + £3/month to confirm my luggage was opened?


Your scenarios are also weird. This is a luggage tracker, not a digital police officer who stops your luggage being stolen. If my luggage is lost or stolen, I want to know where it is, the police would like to know too. If my luggage was opened I get a text to tell me, so when I get it back I check the contents and have proof that it was opened. Also useful in hotels, as you can put one in the room safe or drawers and know that people have ransacked your stuff.

TSA are US only, most other countries will just open and then close it again. No sticker, no note.

3 phones only work in Europe, they have to stay on during the flight to work, are likely to be detected as emitting radio waves, and removed/destroyed.

You're clutching at straws.
Edited by: "fredh" 27th Jan
fredh27/01/2020 00:21

Your scenarios are also weird. This is a luggage tracker, not a digital …Your scenarios are also weird. This is a luggage tracker, not a digital police officer who stops your luggage being stolen. If my luggage is lost or stolen, I want to know where it is, the police would like to know too. If my luggage was opened I get a text to tell me, so when I get it back I check the contents and have proof that it was opened. Also useful in hotels, as you can put one in the room safe or drawers and know that people have ransacked your stuff. TSA are US only, most other countries will just open and then close it again. No sticker, no note. 3 phones only work in Europe, they have to stay on during the flight to work, are likely to be detected as emitting radio waves, and removed/destroyed.You're clutching at straws.


I'm not clutching at straws, I was merely poking fun at how ridiculous this gadget is. I mean people have been travelling the world for years without this gadget and millions more travel daily without this gadget. It's kinda pointless... If you could have the police use the location data to track down your luggage, then that would make it worthwhile. I very much doubt you will have any police authority, regardless of country, pursue your missing luggage using the data from this device...

Airlines often want receipts for everything included in your claim, and they won’t usually pay:

- ‘new for old’ replacement for anything lost or damaged
- for anything valuable, fragile or perishable in checked-in luggage
- more than around £1,000 total compensation - and it’s usually a lot less
- for stress, inconvenience or other things that happen because of a problem with your luggage, eg you miss a connection
- if your luggage was faulty (Try proving that one!)

Also worth noting that it's only officially lost until after 21 days
aLV42627/01/2020 02:38

I'm not clutching at straws, I was merely poking fun at how ridiculous …I'm not clutching at straws, I was merely poking fun at how ridiculous this gadget is. I mean people have been travelling the world for years without this gadget and millions more travel daily without this gadget. It's kinda pointless... If you could have the police use the location data to track down your luggage, then that would make it worthwhile. I very much doubt you will have any police authority, regardless of country, pursue your missing luggage using the data from this device... Airlines often want receipts for everything included in your claim, and they won’t usually pay:- ‘new for old’ replacement for anything lost or damaged- for anything valuable, fragile or perishable in checked-in luggage- more than around £1,000 total compensation - and it’s usually a lot less- for stress, inconvenience or other things that happen because of a problem with your luggage, eg you miss a connection- if your luggage was faulty (Try proving that one!)Also worth noting that it's only officially lost until after 21 days


I lost my luggage last year. The contents were worth about £1000, on top of that there were three books with about 2 years of notes in them. I had no idea where it was, at all. After 4 weeks it was declared lost, they paid me £400 and that was it. They then found it after 6 weeks, but because they'd already paid me £400 it belonged to them, including my annotated textbooks which they point blank refused to return to me.

With this "ridiculous gadget" I could have literally phoned the office where my luggage was and ask for them to forward it. If I put one in a hotel room safe, drawer or bag and the light sensor texts me, I can call the hotel immediately and tell them the cleaner (or someone) is ransacking my room. If the motion sensor detects that the luggage has gone outside of the ringfenced area I have set, I have 72 hours to get the police to recover it for me.

All for 10p a day if have an active subscription.
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