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AT&T Launches Family Locator Service

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Apr 15, 2009, 10:36 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper
updated Apr 15, 2009, 12:05 PM

Today AT&T launched a new service called FamilyMap. For $10 per month, family plan subscribers can locate up to two family members' phones via a web browser on a PC or mobile phone. The service lets parents set up alerts so they can be notified as to the whereabouts of their childrens' phones throughout the day. Another feature allows account holders to effectively "ping" each phone, alerting the user that the phone has been located. Paying $15 per month will provide the same service for up to five phones.

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Mark_S

Apr 17, 2009, 9:17 AM

CEO Locator Service?

AT&T should make one to find De La Vega.
Jayshmay

Apr 15, 2009, 12:26 PM

Doesn't Google Latitude do the same thing at NO extra cost?

I have Google Maps on my phone, but I don't use Google Latitude, I'm pretty sure Google Latitude is the same as this service ATT just announced minus the $10-$15 monthly charge.
i'm pretty sure google latitude doesn't update unless you open the program up. kids could easily just not use it while they go out.

i could be wrong but i've used latitude very briefly. also, google maps means the person has to download the program...
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It does, but I'm also pretty sure it also requires a data plan which is subtantially more expensive than $10-$15 per month as well as requiring a much more expensive phone. This plan can be a huge savings over trying to implement Google Latitude on ph...
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wrightN

Apr 16, 2009, 3:37 PM

3g

have to be in a 3g area to work?

i don't think so but definately could be wrong
FONdude

Apr 15, 2009, 2:50 PM

Sprint Family Locator...

Sprint only charge $5 per month and you can located up to 4 phones. It's been out for some time now. Wonder why ATT is charging twice as much for 1/2 the devices.
exactly... it was $10 when they started but dropped to $5 about 4-5 months ago.

also you can locate others "not on your plan" so long as they consent to monitoring...
Overmann

Apr 16, 2009, 10:31 AM

Verizon Chaperone?

Surprised they are just doing this now, seeing that Verizon's had this for over a year or so...
Much Much longer, all the way back to the migo days
 
 
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