Sprint today announced access to its popular Sprint Family Locator service is available on all Web-enabled Sprint phones, an industry first. Parents on the go now can use any Web-enabled Sprint phone to locate their loved ones with Sprint Family Locator. In addition, more than 100 Sprint phones can be located by the service, including all currently available Sprint phones. Here is more info:
"Launched in April 2006, Sprint Family Locator is the industry's first family location service that enables families on the go to locate one another using GPS technology. Parents can login on their phone or a PC to locate a child on an interactive map, even when the child is using their phone to make a call or send a text. The service also gives the address, surrounding landmarks and accuracy of the child's location within a specified radius, along with the ability to click to call or send a text to the child directly from the service.
Additionally, the service enables a parent to set Safety Checks at certain landmarks such as a school, home, or relative's house, at specified times. The parent is automatically notified whether the loved one is near the specified landmark at the set time, providing "hands-off" peace of mind.
Sprint Family Locator is available for $9.99 per month. Unlimited location requests for up to four phones and access to the service from a PC and any Web-enabled Sprint phone are included in the monthly charge. For more information or to sign up for and purchase service, customers can visit www.sprint.com/familylocator.
To access Sprint Family Locator on any Web-enabled Sprint phone, customers should go to the Menu on their phone, click on the Web icon and type http://SFL.sprint.com/m in the address bar. Existing customers can then enter their login information. Casual data charges apply to customers without a Sprint data plan.
Sprint Family Locator is just one of a variety of tools offered by Sprint to help parents manage their children's phone usage and view safety information. Sprint is committed to continually enhancing and expanding these tools to meet family needs."
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