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.
Feb 11, 2020
A multi-state anti-trust lawsuit to stop the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile has failed. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued a statement saying "There is no doubt that reducing the mobile market from four to three will be bad for consumers, bad for workers, and bad for innovation, which is why the states stepped up and led this lawsuit.
Sep 8, 2017
Google today said it plans to roll out a refreshed version of its account management tool, Dashboard, in an attempt to make it simpler for people to control their data. Specifically, Google has made Dashboard much more touch friendly, which allows people to access and use it more easily from mobile devices, such as smartphones.
Jul 26, 2019
The US Department of Justice has given its blessing to the proposed merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Several conditions — including a comprehensive deal with Dish intended to create a small fourth national carrier — have satisfied the federal government's anti-trust concerns.
Nov 15, 2018
AT&T plans to cease offering AT&T Smart Limits, a service that allows parents to control their kids' phones, on November 26. Smart Limits will no longer be available after that date.
May 31, 2018
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.
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...