SpotOn is designed to safely contain your dog without cellular service. However, you won’t be able to receive notifications or track or locate your dog.
The optional cellular subscription enables your SpotOn collar to communicate with your smartphone at long distances, so you can keep tabs on your dog from anywhere. You can see your dog’s location at the touch of a button. The cellular subscription also enables notifications when your battery is low as well as alerts and automatic real-time tracking if your dog leaves his fence so you can be reunited as soon as possible!
If you have a cellular plan for your SpotOn collar, both your phone and your collar must have cell service in order for you to see notifications or track your dog (i.e. if you are hiking in a remote location that has poor or no cell service, tracking may be inconsistent or not work at all).