Verizon Wireless launches Chaperone child location service

Verizon Wireless launches Chaperone child location service

Verizon Wireless has launched a new service to help parents locate their kids. This new service is called Chaperone and it displays the location of the kid’s cell phone on a map. Parents can access this service both on their mobiles and on the web.

This service comes after rival mobile network Sprint Nextel launched a similar service named “Family Locator”. There are a few differences in these two services. While Verizon’s service is more secure, Sprint Nextel is offering flexibility and is supporting more mobile phones.

They would soon have another competitor offering this service as Disney Mobile is due to launch a similar service in the coming months. Verizon’s Chaperone service currently supports only one mobile phone LG Migo. It is a product aimed at children aged between 5 and 9. It is also restrictive as the mobile can be used to make calls to only four numbers and can’t send or receive text messages.

The service would cost $9.99 a month and parents can use mobile phones like Motorola E815 and RAZR V3c, the LG VX4700/5200/6100/7000//8100/9800, and the Samsung SCH-a950 and a970 to track the location of their kids.

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