Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sprint Offers Extended Mobile Safety Enhancements

Sprint introduced a collection of mobile family safety and device security bundles aimed at protecting mobile users. Sprint Guardian features mobile apps from Safely and Lookout for use of Sprint Android-powered devices.

Safely provides location tracking for phone-carrying children. Parents can lock their child’s phone on demand or schedule locks – during dinner, school or late at night. They can browse the child’s contacts and apps downloaded to the phone. Safely also enforces limits on texting while driving when traveling more than 10 mph. Incoming calls are sent to voicemail and distracting alerts are suspended while a car is in motion. The service is priced at for $9.99 per month for up to five lines on an account.

Lookout is a service that protects mobile devices from loss and malware for $4.99 per month for up to five lines on an account.

Sprint customers also have the option to purchase both bundles for a single monthly fee of $14.98.

"With Sprint Guardian, we’re helping to make it easy for individuals and families to manage how their children are using their mobile phone and giving them the tools they need to protect their wireless devices from theft, loss and malware," said Fared Adib, vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Sprint is pleased to be the first in the industry to unify innovative safety and security applications from Safely and Lookout in two simple bundles at a great value for our customers."