Sprint Boosts Parental Controls
Sprint today announced Sprint Mobile Controls, a new set of tools that parents can use to manage their childrens' cell phones and cell phone usage. The new usage controls provides parents with an in-depth new dashboard that lets them easily see where, when, and how the cell phones on their plan are being used. Parents will be able to see who their children have been texting and how often text messages are being sent; set limits on when the phone can/can't be used; block/allow select phone numbers; and view apps that are being downloaded and used. Parents can also choose to set up alerts, allow overrides for emergencies, and set watch lists. Sprint Mobile Controls is first available to Android smartphones and costs $4.99 per month per line. Sprint said that it plans to add support for BlackBerry and other operating systems soon.
Review: LG Tribute Dynasty for Boost Mobile
LG's Tribute Dynasty is a sub-$100 handset sold by Boost Mobile and Sprint. This low-cost Android handset features a simple design, average build, and entry-level capabilities.
Microsoft Adds Parental Controls to Android Launcher and Edge
Microsoft today introduced new tools for parents that can help them manage their kids' use of mobile devices. The Microsoft Launcher for Android phones now includes location history so parents can see their children's last known location with a time stamp.
Project Fi Gains Support for Kids Under Age 13 via Family Link
Google today updated its Project Fi service in order to make it a better option for families. The service now allows parents to add children under the age of 13 to Project Fi group plans using the Family Link tool.
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.
Apple Puts Family Resources On a Single Web Page
Apple recently published a new web site meant to help families manage their iPhones, iPads, Macs, and Apple accounts. The site offers high-level overviews of all the parental controls available, as well as deep-dive tutorials with step-by-step directions on how to enable each tool.
missing the issue
Nobody see an issue about giving your child an Android phone to begin with???
What's the problem? Now a days lower end Android phones are the "free phone"... or sometimes last year's model becomes fr...