Sprint's Family Locator Finds Kids, Sends Them Messages
Apr 13, 2006, 12:03 PM by (staff)
Sprint today announced a new service called Family Locator. The application allows parents to register up to four Sprint phones, find their location(s) and send the messages. These are many of the same features that Disney Mobile will launch as part of its Family Center, and since Disney is built on the Sprint network, it is likely the two share technology and software. Sprint will charge $10 per month for unlimited location requests and 100 messages to each phone, up to four phones. The tracking and messaging application is compatible with 17 Sprint handsets and can track 30 different Sprint and Nextel phones.
Verizon Smart Family Is A Refreshed Way to Manage Kids' Smartphones
Verizon Wireless today debuted Verizon Smart Family, a revamped service to help parents keep track of how their kids use their phones. The app allows parents to manage screen time by pausing the internet, to check battery status, and to view texts and calls.
Sprint Offering 10GB to 4-Line Family Plans for $100
Sprint today introduced the Sprint Family Share Pack, a plan that includes unlimited talk and text and 10 GB of shared data for four lines for $100 per month. Sprint Family Share Pack subscribers can quadruple their shared data to 40 GB for $20 more (total of $120 before taxes and fees).
Facebook Says Parents Can Trust Its 'Messenger Kids' Service
Facebook today rolled out a new messaging service for children under the age of 13. Messenger Kids is a mobile application that gives kids the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends.
Google's Family Link App to Help Manage Kid Phones
Google today announced Family Link, an app and service parents can use to set up and monitor Android smartphones for their children. Parents can use the app to create Google accounts for kids younger than age 13, which is linked to the parent account.
Big Brother is Watching You
Scratching my noggin'...
GPS requires line of sight
When you have GPS in a phone, though, it's usually not standalone GPS, it's assisted GPS (A-GPS). A-GPS does use...
is this like at&t's find a friend?
Locate A Lost Phone
This will sell pretty well I beleive. Wanting to check up on your kids, or if you think your spouse might be running around behind your back!
What do you guys think?