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Textecution Kills Text Messaging While Driving

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Seems like more trouble than it's worth ...

by BLubak1    Jan 7, 2009, 12:40 PM

From the FAQ -

What if I am a passenger, or riding on a bus or train? Will I be able to text?

We have developed an override function into the application. If you wish to override Textecution and text while the phone is in motion, choose "Request Permission", and a text message will be sent to the administrator who installed Textecution on your mobile device. If the administrator responds "Allow," the texting function will work for the next four hours even while in a moving vehicle. The Administrator (parent or employer) is in complete control, and responding "Allow" takes only a second or two. Of course the Administrator can decide not to disable Textecution by not replying or by responding to the text message with something other than "Allow."

Seems like a huge inconvenience not only to the user of the device, but also to the administrator. And how would the parent really know that the teen isn't just saying they're getting a ride from someone when in reality they're driving?

I can't really see this taking off until the experience becomes more seamless somehow.

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