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Sprint Boosts Parental Controls

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Dec 5, 2011, 9:12 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

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.

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Dec 5, 2011, 3:08 PM

missing the issue

Nobody see an issue about giving your child an Android phone to begin with???
xzero4812 said:
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...
No one sees an issue because todays parents would rather buy their kids anything they want so they don't have to deal with their crap. And then the parents call the phone companies to complain about all the charges their kids do on the phones and say ...

Dec 5, 2011, 9:16 AM


Creepy but hey they are simply giving the crazy parents what they have been asking for. I cant believe there have been people who cancel their service with a carrier because these types of features were not offered to "Spy" monitor their childs cell phone usage. 🙂
bravo, sprint has needed this for some time. not only for kids these days, but for casa data problems and other things the kids deny doing when weird charges show up.
Meh, T-Mobile offers a similar servic Family Allowances fo 4.99 per month.. now it doesnt let you see excatly what apps are being installe but it givesa monthly purchase limit or the option to completely block them. 4.99 per line is steep.
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