With the holidays coming up; your son, daughter, niece, nephew or any teen or tween in your family is going to want a new phone. Many parents have are skeptical of the dangers that having a cell phone allows.
Parents can ease up at bit now that Sprint announced their security bundles called Sprint Guardian. In a section of the Sprint Zone app will have all the necessary tools.
How Can Sprint Guardian Help?
These tools are helpful in monitoring kids’ locations and activity on their smartphones. A great use for example would be limiting texting activity during school or while driving. Teaming up with Safely and and Lookout Sprint can protect the smartphone from loss and malware.
There are three programs for control and monitoring of smartphone use: Sprint Mobile Controls, Sprint Drive First, and Sprint Family locator. All three tools are bundled at $9.99 / month for up to five lines on the same account.
Read the presser below for more information:
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), Among teenagers, smartphones are a lifeline. According to Pew Internet Research, 75 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds now own cell phones, up from 45 percent in 2004.1 To help parents ensure their teens are using smartphones responsibly, Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today the availability of Sprint Guardian, a collection of mobile family safety and device security bundles that provide families tools to help keep their smartphones – and their families — safe and secure. Sprint Guardian is available on many Sprint Android™-powered devices through Sprint Zone. Customers can find Sprint Zone as an icon on their device.2
Sprint Guardian features leading mobile applications from Safely, a division of Location Labs, and Lookout. The family safety bundle from Safely enables families to protect their phone-carrying children through location checks and limits on texting while driving or at school. The device security bundle from Lookout helps customers protect their mobile devices from loss and malware.
“With Sprint Guardian, Sprint is giving families and individuals tools and information to better manage their wireless experience,” said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “For example, parents can set parameters for when and where their children can text; a Sprint phone can be programmed to stop calls and text messages while driving; and lost phones may be found more easily.”
Inside Sprint Guardian: Safely and Lookout
The family safety tools from Safely bring together three applications to help parents keep their kids safe and focused on what matters whether they are at home, at school or on-the-go. Sprint Mobile Controls,Sprint Drive First and Sprint Family Locator are available as a Family Safety bundle for $9.99 per month for up to five lines on the same account.
Lookout Family enables Sprint customers to manage their phone security by protecting against identity theft and fraud, find a family member’s missing device when it is lost or stolen, and back up their precious data. Lookout Family bundle is $4.99 per month, or $49.99 per year, for up to five lines on the same account.
In addition to simplicity and convenience for families, Sprint Guardian offers significant cost savings.