Sprint Tries to Make Roads Safer with 'Drive First'
Sprint today announced Sprint Drive First, a new service for Android devices arriving later this year that will render some phone features unusable while in a moving car. Sprint Drive First, which will cost $2 per device, can be set up to: lock the driver's cell phone screen and redirect calls to voice mail and block text-message alerts and auto-respond to the message sender that the driver is currently unavailable. It also can allow access to three defined contacts and three defined mobile apps, such as GPS navigation. The service also has the corresponding web tools necessary to set up and use the service on devices registered to their account. Sprint Drive First is mean to provide parents or businesses with a measure of peace knowing that mobile devices can't be used by their children or employees when they are driving.
T-Mobile's SyncUP Drive Creates In-Car Hotspot
T-Mobile today introduced the SyncUP Drive, a plug-in device for cars that provides connectivity as well as safety and analytics tools. The SyncUP Drive plugs into most cars' OBD-II port and can be used to generate an in-car, rolling hotspot for keeping WiFi devices connected through T-Mobile's LTE network.
T-Mobile Adds Free Roadside Assistance to SyncUp Drive
T-Mobile today improved the appeal of its SyncUp Drive product by adding access to Allstate Motor Club. T-Mobile is updating the mobile app that accompanies its in-car diagnostics and mobile hotspot tool to include free roadside assistance.
Google Eases Drive Functionality for Android
Google today updated its Google Drive application for Android devices with some user-requested features that help the app perform more seamlessly. For example, users who preview files in Drive can open the file directly in their favorite editing program from the preview screen.
SanDisk Shows Off New USB Drive for Android Phones
SanDisk today announced the SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive 3.0, a flash drive that features a standard USB connector for computers and a microUSB connector for mobile devices. Android device owners can connect the drive directly to the USB port of their phone and transfer content from the phone to the drive or vice versa.
What I don't quite understand is...
hey sprint, not everbody are stupid!
Some phones can do this for free
It sounds like Sprint is offering remote access (I guess prohibiting user changes?), which might justify a recurring fee for a maintained system. Otherwise, $24 per year is a ridiculous fee for something others offer for almost nothing.