See game cam photos on your mobile phone almost instantly with a cellular trail camera from DICK’S Sporting Goods. Unlike traditional trail cameras which require you to physically remove a memory card to access your photos, cellular trail cameras are designed to transmit photos directly to your phone via a cellular network — you can review the latest photos anytime, anywhere. At DICK’S, you can shop the latest cellular trail cams from top brands like Spypoint®, Stealth Cam® and Moultrie®. If you find a lower price on a cellular trail camera from another qualifying retailer, we’ll match it with our Best Price Guarantee.
Check out the following FAQs and get the best cellular trail camera for your needs.
How do cellular trail cameras work?
Cellular trail cameras have the ability to connect with cellular networks, using local cell phone towers to transmit data directly to your phone. Make sure cellular service is available in the area where you plan to set up your camera.
What are the benefits of cellular trail cameras?
The main benefit of a cellular trail camera is that you don’t have to physically interact with the camera to retrieve your photos — you can view the most recent activity on your personal mobile device. For hunters, this means you can monitor animal activity without disturbing the area and potentially spooking game from returning. If using the camera for security purposes, you may be able to alert the authorities of an active situation. Keep in mind, however, that even the best cellular trail camera may require maintenance from time to time, whether it’s changing batteries, adjusting settings, updating the interface, etc.
Are cellular trail cameras and wireless trail cameras the same thing?
While these terms are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between wireless trail cameras and a truly cellular-capable trail camera. A wireless trail camera can only transmit photos remotely if a Wi-Fi connection is available. Cellular trail cameras, on the other hand, connect to powerful cellular networks and allow you to access photos on your phone at any time. All cameras in this collection are cellular-capable.
Will I have to sign up for cellular plan?
Yes, you will need to add your camera to a cellular network. Manufacturers typically offer service through specific providers or a nationwide service that may utilize several different providers. You’ll want to make sure the service you choose is available in your area.
Does the cellular provider for my camera have to be the same one I have for my phone?
No, you can have different providers for your cellular trail camera and your phone.