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Sprint Users Can Soon Find Friends

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Jul 17, 2007, 1:26 PM   by (staff)

Sprint will launch Loopt location sharing service on its CDMA network in the next few weeks. Loopt allows users to share their GPS location with a pre-approved list of friends. The application also includes mapping of status messages and photos, which can be used to create a quick location based blog for friends. The carrier already offers Loopt on Boost iDEN handsets, however with the shift to fixed-price CDMA calling, Boost is no longer Sprint's youth-focused network. The service will cost $3 per month and will be available on about 20 handsets. Helio, an MVNO that also operates on Sprint's network offers a similar Buddy Beacon for free.



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Jul 18, 2007, 9:30 AM

Calling all stalkers!

Yea right! How many people have given out their # to people that they wish they didnt? This could end badly๐Ÿ˜›
Again people is missing the whole point of this app.
when I said a "list of friends" i didn't mean the cellphone directory. Inside the GPS application you will have a "list" where you can add people to share positions. It will no be enough to add you...

Jul 17, 2007, 2:40 PM

I normally have nothing good to say about sprint...

But $3 buck a month for GPS service w/the locator is a great deal.

Verizon is $10 for GPS and Send My Location.
Thats not surprising verizon overcharges for everything, then restricts you.
Uhhh they are definitely not the same thing, hence comparing them is apples to oranges.

This is $3 for a gps based friend finder/locater, nothing more.

VZW $10 VZ Navigator is an actual GPS based navigation system with turn by turn directions, a...

Jul 17, 2007, 2:45 PM

Kinda creepy..

Why would you want someone to know your exact location all the time?

Talk about parents who are way over protective, this is a dream come true. Or how about that crazy ex-girlfriend?

I personally, would never have this on my phone. I need privacy sometimes!
You missed the whole point of the application LOL
You can only see and be seen by people on your list("Friends")

Jul 17, 2007, 1:30 PM


did you read the article? what is so confusing?
crosty said:

Buck up little camper...you can CHOOSE to let someone know where you are.

Jul 17, 2007, 3:16 PM

Its Not Like

You Couldn't Disable your gps feed! It wouldn't be like everyone alll the time could see you! Im sure only people you want to see can see it, and that you can disable it when you want privacy!
even so, how hard is it to just call the person and ask where they are instead of just randomly showing up?

i personally think it is kind of stupid.

Jul 17, 2007, 1:32 PM


Sprint kicks so much ass it's apps like this that makes Sprint stand above the others!!
this would be great for a pimp...he could keep tabs on where is ho's is at!!!!!!
Snoop Dogg could be the spokesman!!! ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ ๐Ÿคฃ
I can see corporations issuing this to employees - to find out if Johnson is in the office, sick, or at the golf course when should be in the office or called in sick ๐Ÿ˜‰

Jul 17, 2007, 2:35 PM

It's about time!

๐Ÿ˜ I've seen this on Helio's and Boost's. Pretty cool tool. That's what I'm talking about Sprint. ๐Ÿ˜

Jul 17, 2007, 2:30 PM

great alternative to family locator

3 bucks a month is a great deal instead of family locater

Jul 17, 2007, 1:58 PM


๐Ÿ˜Ž ADVANCED FAMILY LOCATOR, but with out having to have the family! HAHA...Will be pretty cool to auto send messages to friends saying Im near! I wouldn't want to check up on my hoes, just let them know Im in the area and to have my money ready! HAHA!
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