Sprint Offers New GPS Safety Features for EVDO Phones
|Friday, 10 August 2007|
Sprint Customers Get Safety Services for Back-To-School Peace Of Mind
Sprint offers FamilyWatchdog, sponsors America's Most Wanted Safety Center, increases phones compatible with Sprint Family Locator to 100 locatable models
Just in time for back-to-school, Sprint customers now have access to more family safety services than ever before. Sprint announced today that FamilyWatchdog, a free resource for mapping addresses of registered sex offenders, is now available on select Sprint phones. In addition, the popular Sprint Family Locator service is now available on more than 100 locatable phone models, including the new MUZIQ™ by LG® and the popular UpStage™ by Samsung®. Sprint Family Locator is also a sponsor of the America's Most Wanted Safety Center, an online site providing tips to keep families safe.
"Many parents rely on wireless phones to help them stay connected to their children wherever they go," said Kevin McGinnis, director of wireless data product management for Sprint. "Sprint Family Locator is a valuable tool that many parents are using to get a better sense of their children's whereabouts when they're apart. With the launch of FamilyWatchdog Mobile and the sponsorship of the America's Most Wanted Family Safety Center online, Sprint is helping to provide even more ways for parents to get information on keeping their families safe, just in time for the back-to-school season."
The free FamilyWatchdog mobile service makes it convenient and easy for Sprint customers to stay aware of sex offenders in the community. To access the service on a data-enabled Sprint phone, Sprint customers should go to the mobile Web on their phone, type "family" in the search box and select FamilyWatchdog. Standard data charges apply. FamilyWatchdog is also available online at www.familywatchdog.us.
Sprint Family Locator
With the launch of the latest Sprint phones, Sprint Family Locator is now available for locating more than 100 different phone models, including the popular UpStage by Samsung and the new MUZIQ by LG. With these new phones, parents can choose from an even wider range of locatable phones for their children, without sacrificing functionality or style. And with more than 30 locator phones, including the new Samsung M510, parents who wish to use Sprint Family Locator on their Sprint phone in addition to a PC can find a compatible model that meets their personal or business needs. For more information on Sprint Family Locator, customers can visit www.sprint.com/familylocator.
America's Most Wanted Safety Center
Sprint continually provides wireless data services that are first, better and unique, from award-winning Sprint Music and Sprint TV, to industry-first GPS services such as Sprint Navigation and Sprint Family Locator, to exclusive applications such as NFL Mobile. On average, Sprint customers spent an industry-leading $9.25 per month on wireless data at the end of the first quarter of 2007. To learn more about Sprint's data services, visit www.sprint.com/digitallounge. Standard data charges apply to all downloads from Sprint.
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