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Keep track of your family members with AT&T's FamilyMaps

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Keep track of your family members with AT&T's FamilyMaps
AT&T has introduced FamilyMaps, which allows you to track the location of any cellphone on your Ma Bell account from a map that appears on your mobile phone or PC. The person who is being tracked receives a text message informing him that he is being watched. Want to make sure your child gets home from school every afternoon? With FamilyMaps you can get an email or text with location information automatically sent daily. The method used to track down a phone depends on the model being followed. AT&T handsets with A-GPS can give a position within just a few yards if the phone can "see" the GPS satellites. Other devices will give locations with accuracy within a few hundred yards based on alternative location technology, based on the GSM cells used. No matter what method is used, when you request the location of a phone, you will receive the best possible fix based on the conditions. Prepaid and GO phones are not supported. The cost of the service is $9.99 a month for two phones and $14.95 a month for five phones. Ma Bell is offering a deal allowing you to get the first 30 days free followed by automatic activation of the service unless you call to cancel. We can see where this could be a useful tool when it comes to safety matters. But when it comes to spying and issues of privacy, no one wants to get stalked by a cellphone.

source: AT&T via BGR
Keep track of your family members with AT&T's FamilyMaps

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. phone333 (Posts: 331; Member since: 04 Feb 2009)


...about time they catch up to "Sprint's family locator"

posted on 15 Apr 2009, 06:05

2. att_agent (Posts: 96; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)


HTC TOUCH PRO FTW! SPRINT FTW!

posted on 15 Apr 2009, 06:09

3. att_agent (Posts: 96; Member since: 26 Feb 2009)


or just beat your children with a belt so they mind you and come home when you say si(this always worked for me) oh wait "spanking a child is like corporate punishment" if your telling yourself that your prolly a express your self completly person and should shut up forever

posted on 15 Apr 2009, 06:25

4. The Godfather (unregistered)


playing catch up to VZW Chaperone service, which is still far superior to this lame spin off.

posted on 15 Apr 2009, 10:27

5. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


ya i've used the chaperone once and its actually awesome. why is at&t so far behind!!!!

posted on 15 Apr 2009, 11:38

6. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Maybe because most sane people don't feel the need to stalk their siblings??.... Just a thought... Who the hell wants to pay to know where someone is? Obsess much?

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