Listening In With Cell Phone Bugs

By Shawn Davis

Phone bugs are among the most used spy gadgets. It only makes sense that the use of cell phone bugs is on the rise. Everyone has a cell phone, and they are relatively easy to access using listening devices. Some cell phone bugs are the cell phones themselves. There are a wide variety of bugs that look like cell phones but really act as covert listening devices. And there are even some that work, in varying degrees, like regular cell phones but double as listening devices. If you are looking for the ultimate in listening devices, cell phone bugs are the way to go.

Cell phone bugs include a wide variety of devices. There are cell phones scanners that look like walkie talkies and that allow you to scan cell phone conversations, pulling the signals out of the air. These can also be used in some cases to intercept cordless phone conversations. However, they are difficult to use in order to pinpoint a specific phone. You have to scan the airwaves and hope that you stumble upon the conversation you want to listen to.


Other cell phone bugs look just like regular cell phones. Some of them cannot actually be used, but act as disguises for spy bugs. You leave them in a room and then listen in to what is being said when you are not there. There are some of these phone bugs that have limited use, allowing for some functions but not all. Finally, there are very advanced bugs that allow you to listen in on both sides of the conversation without either party knowing, while performing all of the regular cell phone functions. Additionally, there are phones that you can remotely activate to let you listen in on what is going on around your target, even if the phone is not in use.

Finally, the government can listen in with cell phone bugs by performing a cell phone tap. This is similar to a landline tap in that the tap is made from the service provider. This, while not a technically a bug, can result in your conversations being listened to. You probably will not be able to recognize that you are being listened to when a cell phone tap is in effect, or even when most cell phone bugs are being employed against you.

(c) 2005 Copyright

About the Author: To learn more about Spy and Surveillance Products visit

Read other related articles at


Permanent Link: