Verizon plans to launch a child-tracking service
Verizon Wireless has plans to launch a new child-tracking service in May, according to a report in Red Herring. The service, which uses a GPS chip in mobile phones to locate the devices, is called Verizon Chaperone. It will be initially available on the kid-friendly LG Migo phone, launched in the beginning of December, 2005. Verizon Chaperone will allow parents to locate their kids Migo phone either via a cellphone or a web site. Moreover, the service includes the so called geo-fencing feature, through which parents will get a text message if the child goes beyond a certain pre-determined area. Reportedly, Verizon Chaperone will cost between $10 and $15 per month.
Source: Red Herring