I recently installed "Where's My Droid", the "donate" version, and I can't get it to work as advertised.
I don't have a texting contract (which means that if I do send or receive a text, it costs me 20 cents each time), so I preferred to use the email option. This means, I should send an email from a gmail account from another android phone or a computer to <mydroidnumber>@vtext.com (with my 10-digi phone number in, of course) and my special word, and a few minutes later a message should come back with the gps location of my Droid. (Of course, my Droid has to be on, with GPS enabled, for this to work.)
I have tried this several times, from my home computer and from another Droid. Each time except once, the message seems to have vanished into thin air. The Sent mail confirms it went out, but nothing ever comes back. The one exception was that my Droid received my message as a text message, but did nothing else.
I've tried contacting the developer, with no success.
Has anyone made this work? Or can anyone suggest a better app? I installed this when I thought I had lost my Droid at the airport, and would have liked to locate it. The Droid turned up in my car, but if I'd had the app on it and working, I could have found this out and not spent the next week worrying.