For security reasons, phones receive a text message from Sprint Family Locator when they become locatable. Additionally, locatable phones receive a periodic notification via text message that they can be located. These messages are received about once a month.
As an added measure of security, if you sign up for Sprint Family Locator using a temporary password, everyone on your Sprint account will receive a one-time text message that you have signed up for the service.
Note: If you are locating any phones that are not on your same Sprint account, these phones will receive notifications every time you locate them.
Yes your child can go in and turn off GPS. I have this service on my daughter's phone. She is 16 and her phone is like her heartbeat and I told her if she ever turned off GPS that I would take her phone away.
I absolutley love the service. It provides added peace of mind.
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