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.
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Sprint Offering 10GB to 4-Line Family Plans for $100
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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.
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?