Sunday, June 11, 2006

Verizon Wireless Launches Chaperone GPS Tracking Service

Verizon Wireless launched "Chaperone", a GPS-tracking service that is being marketed for parents. Two options are available:

Chaperone Child Locator -- Once the child is equipped with a new or
updated LG "Migo" phone and the service is activated on the account, parents can locate their child's Migo phone from a PC via the Chaperone Web site . Optionally, parents can download the Chaperone application to their mobile phone.

Chaperone with Child Zone -- Using the Chaperone Web site, a parent can construct an area called a Child Zone around the vicinity of locations that their child frequents (such as school, playgrounds or daycare centers). Different locations can be "zoned" for one time, always on, or for up to 24 hours. When the child arrives or leaves the
predetermined area with their Migo phone, the parent is alerted via TXT
Message on their Verizon Wireless phone.

The Migo phone is designed for young children (between five and nine years old). It has four programmable call buttons and one pre- programmed emergency call button.

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