Sprint launches GPS-based child-locator service

Sprint launches GPS-based child-locator service

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USA, 13 April 2006: Sprint Nextel will launch a new GPS-based service that allows parents to track their children via cell phones or other mobile devices, making the company the first wireless provider in the United States to offer its own child-location service. The Family Locator Service uses GPS technology to enable parents to keep tabs on up to four cell phones using the Web or their own phone or mobile device. Parents can even use the service to pinpoint a child’s location at a given time on a digital map. Child-location products are already offered by companies like Wherify and Teen Arrive Alive, and CATS.