Any smartphone, including those compatible with Boost Mobile, with GPS and other location services activated can be tracked using specialized applications or hacking methods. Additionally, law enforcement may be able to track a device using special hardware or mobile phone network information to pinpoint a device's location.
Phone tracking can be useful when a device has become lost or stolen. Apps such as Plan B on Android or Find My iPhone on iOS give the device's owner the capability to transmit its GPS location instantly via e-mail or in-app.
Other apps such as Prey are intended to be installed as a preventative measure and allow near real-time tracking of a GPS-enabled device by logging in to the service's website.