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Ralf Jurrien
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Safety services Family Watchdog Mobile

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Thursday, August 16th 2007 - 21:15 CEST - Comments: 0
J ust in time for back-to-school, Sprint customers now have access to more family safety services than ever before. Sprint announced that Family Watchdog, 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.
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Family Watchdog Mobile safety services

"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 Family Watchdog 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."


Family Watchdog Mobile - Registered sex offenders

The new Family Watchdog Mobile enables users to view maps of where registered sex offenders live and work from anywhere on the Sprint or Nextel networks on capable phones, when accessing a PC or laptop would be impractical. Users can search the areas surrounding specific addresses such as their homes or children's schools and view offender photographs, descriptions and conviction details. They can also search individual names and view active AMBER alerts. Families can even sign up for free text alerts to be sent to their cell phone or email when registered sex offenders move near or away from any US address the user enters.


Free Family Watchdog mobile services

The free Family Watchdog 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 Family Watchdog. Standard data charges apply.


Sprint Family Locator

Sprint Family Locator is a location-based service that uses Sprint's state-of-the-art GPS technology to enable a parent to use a phone or PC to locate a child on a map, without interrupting the child's activities. The service also gives the address, surrounding landmarks and accuracy of the child's location within a specified radius. Safety Checks automatically alert a parent of the child's whereabouts at set times of the day, such as after school or at curfew. For just $9.99 per month in addition to your data subscription, parents can locate up to four family members.


Family Watchdog Mobile - 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.


America's Most Wanted Safety Center

The AMW Safety Center is a free online destination for safety tips, answers to reader-submitted safety questions and discussions about keeping families safe. Created by America's Most Wanted and sponsored by Sprint Family Locator, the Safety Center features regular updates on safety topics such as health, home, Internet, sports & recreation and more. Visitors to the site can submit a safety question to AMW host John Walsh, and get their answers from him on the site or as part of an America's Most Wanted broadcast. Sprint customers can also send a text message with their safety question to 5646 (JOHN) to submit.


Sprint Family Locator - Price

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.

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