I am going to post here a story, as it happened to me with the hopes that someone can offer a reasonable explanation (as I have been unable to figure it out myself). I'm honestly not trying to jump into some "conspiracy theory" as I am inclined to think that there is a reasonable explanation that I am not thinking of. So here it goes: I have a family phone plan that I have put my parents on as they are both senior citizens and I was trying to encourage my father to carry a phone on him at all times so that it is easier for me to reach him or vice versa. The phone he carries is a regular Verizon feature phone, I think a LG something or other. About a week ago, my Father failed to show for an appointment and a few of my family members were worried as he had been gone for several hours and was not answering his phone. I tried calling him several times, text messaging etc. and could not reach him. After a few hours, I got the idea to call Verizon and see if they could maybe tell me a location on the phone, or give me an idea of what cell tower it might be using. I was hoping that this information would give me an idea of his location and help me track him down. When I called Verizon, the Rep that I was transferred to told me that "if your Dad has an iPhone, I can track him for you." Now after I informed him which line was my fathers, he told me that "Sorry, I would only be able to track it if it was an iPhone." Now what I have been wondering is - Why only an iPhone? For instance, my wife has an iPhone but I would not be able to track it using Find Me because I don't know her password. If my dad had an iPhone, how would he have been able to track it without a password? Also, the Rep did not say "Smartphone" - only "iPhone". Any ideas? Also, my dad returned home later and had simply left the phone in his glove box.