GPS technology already on your child’s mobile phone:
Do you know where your children are?
Sprint’s wireless technology can help parents answer that question.
Sprint Family Locator uses GPS and cellular technologies to let parents see their children’s real-time locations on interactive satellite maps from any PC or web-enabled Sprint or Nextel mobile phone. No installation is required because Sprint Family Locator uses technology already built-in to your child's mobile phone.
Sprint Family Locator is part of a growing line of powerful applications called location-based services.
Business customers have relied on location-based services from Sprint for years. With Sprint Family Locator this commercial-grade technology is available for families to stay in constant touch. Mom, Dad, or trusted caregivers can locate loved ones without disturbing their activities. You never have to "bother" them again, but can still have peace of mind about where they are.
Parents can also set up safety checks that send automatic location notifications via text and e-mail letting them know that their children have returned from school on time or made it to band or soccer practice. You can also use Sprint Family Locator to locate a lost phone.
Thousands of phones are successfully located every hour on the Sprint network, America’s most dependable 3G network.*
*“Dependable” based on independent, third-party drive tests for 3G data connection success, session reliability and signal strength for the top 50 most populous US markets (including Puerto Rico) from Jan. 2008 to July 2009. Not all services available on 3G and coverage may default to separate network when 3G unavailable.
Try it out:
Sprint Family Locator has a 15-day free trial and then costs $5 per month to locate up to four phones. When using the service from a phone, Sprint recommends subscribing to one of the unlimited mobile Internet plans, such as Simply Everything, Everything Data or Everything Data Family.