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TXTBlocker Tool Can Block Cell Features when Driving

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Oct 1, 2009, 11:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today a new company unveiled a product for parents and employers called TXTBlocker. TXTBlocker uses proprietary velocity and geographic algorithms to determine when a cell phone is likely in a moving vehicle. The service then lets parents or employers selectively disable texting functions, block certain numbers, or only permit incoming and outgoing calls to preset "safe lists" or emergency numbers. Account admins have full control over the service and can turn features on or off at any time. The service will become available later this year, and will cost $10 per month.

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stephen5688

Oct 1, 2009, 8:32 PM

What the hell is going on?

How the hell did we get to this? Why are companies and the government coming up with new ways everyday to take just a little bit more freedom from us. We should be mad as hell about this.
I agree, I see the white and blue parts of our flag turning solid red. This friggin socialist/communist country keeps making rules about petty stuff. Yet we still have drugs, child abuse, corrupt parents, thieves, etc that is running rampent in the ...
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stevelvl

Oct 1, 2009, 12:04 PM

What if you are the passenger?

I am guessing there is no way to tell if you are the driver of the passenger. In my opinion it is a good idea and a bad idea at the same time.
If you are the passenger, you are just S.O.L. Make sure that you keep a personal phone. I see so many individuals turn over their blackberries which they personally purchased onto their company's BES. I just shake my head at them.
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Azeron

Oct 1, 2009, 12:14 PM

I Don't Like This

Wow! Another reason to refuse a company phone.
@azeron

So what you are saying is if you did have a Company issued phone, and you texted at the same as you were driving, then you are willing to risk the entire wealth of the Company?

Guess what, even if you have a personal cell phone that you ...
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It is not just texting and it is not only if the person is driving.
asLeepLessman

Oct 1, 2009, 11:43 AM

Moving & Running

How does it know the difference between someone running, jogging and/or riding a bike?

How do you know a person is driving and not working out?
Presumably it uses some sort of triangulation method to calculate your speed.
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asLeepLessman said:
How does it know the difference between someone running, jogging and/or riding a bike?

How do you know a person is driving and not working out?


Ummmmm do you text as you run, jog or bike? seri...
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