CloseCall: New MVNO Will Include Parental Controls
Apr 13, 2005, 12:56 PM by (staff)
MobilePro, a wireless technology company, will launch an MVNO in its home state of Maryland within the next month. CloseCall will be a prepaid service using Verizon's network. It is targeted at parents who want to control their childrens' spending habits as well as their calling habits. CloseCall will offer parental controls on their phones to restrict both incoming and outgoing calls to select numbers. If successful, MobilePro hopes to launch CloseCall in additional metro areas shortly.
Google to Refresh YouTube Kids with Better Parental Controls
Google today said it plans to release a new version of YouTube Kids that will address some complaints about the app. The intent behind YouTube Kids was to give younger views a simpler way to watch videos curated for education and entertainment purposes.
Sprint's 'Safe & Found' Service Lets Parents Keep Tabs On Kids
Sprint today debuted a new resource for parents called Safe & Found. It allows parents to view their child's smartphone location any time, as well as set controls over apps and usage.
Apple Plans to Add More Parental Controls for Protecting Kids
Apple this week said it will improve the tools parents can use to control how much time their children spend on iPhones and iPads. The move is a response to investor criticism that suggested screen time is highly damaging to kids.
Verizon to Bring WiFi Calling to Some Phones This Week
Verizon Wireless said the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be able to make WiFi-based voice and video calls beginning Dec. 8.
Republic Wireless MVNO to Add GSM-Based Service
Republic Wireless, an MVNO that operates on Sprint's network, says it has signed a deal with a GSM-based carrier and will expand service with a GSM smartphone later this year. Republic's SVP of sales Lon France told Fierce Wireless the device will be a high-end Motorola handset, though he didn't name the exact model nor the new carrier partner (likely T-Mobile).
Not Sprint MVNO?
With all of these MVNO's popping up, I really think this will confuse people even more. (Not to say not all MVNOs are bad, just that its getting pretty crazy how many are starting up lately)
If not... is their another way?
Phones already have this...
Close Call Wireless?
Seems like a weak M.O. to me...
money money money