Looking for trail cameras that send pictures to your phone? If using for security, check out our article on How to Hide a Trail Cam for Home Security: the 5 Best Ways.

Cellular trail cameras utilize cell towers to take and send pictures directly to your phone or email. 

Each trail cam that sends pics to your phone will need it's own cellular plan with the intended provider. That means, if you have 3 cellular game cameras, each one will have a separate monthly plan (or sim card). You can't add multiple cameras to a single plan.

One requirement for a cellular game camera is a minimum of 3 bars of reception in the area you plan to position your camera. A common misconception among consumers is your new cellular trail camera must operate on the same cellular network as your current cell phone. This is not true. Cellular game camera plans are currently available through AT&T, Verizon and US Cellular whether or not you currently use their service.


The best cellular game camera is the Reconyx SC950C. However, it can be price prohibitive. For a good, all-around camera, the Covert Code Black and HCO Spartan series do an excellent job at an affordable price.

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