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Old Feb 10, 2010, 06:34 AM   #76
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YAWN, how about TETHERING instead?!
Nah, the cable connecting the parent to the child would annoy others on the street and could be a safety hazard over great distances.

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Old Feb 10, 2010, 08:21 AM   #77
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Why don't we just implant our kids with tracking devices? Why stop at the kids? Perhaps the state should implant all of us! It amazes me to see people embrace ideas like this with absolutely no concern for the long-term ramifications. I guess "privacy" and "individuality" are outdated concepts in the tech slave age. Today, FamilyMap. Tomorrow, well, I shudder to think.
You know people are talking about you... they say you're somewhat paranoid
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 07:14 AM   #78
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security breach....

so what happens if a pedophile steals your phone? Picture and location of your kids? Maybe they don't even need to steal your phone if they can hack the system. This is lovely.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 07:26 AM   #79
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[QUOTE=Saladinos;9226893]Yea, and I suppose all those parents who've had their kids abducted are just whingers, right?

This tool actually facilitates abduction. A picture and the location of your children, with your location (miles away) mapped out as well. It's probably very unlikely that a kidnapper is going to leave the kids cellphone on for very long. If that is your hope, the next step Big Brother will do is issue GPS chips for all children, you know, for THEIR safety.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 08:04 AM   #80
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I can do this for free on my Droid on Verizon using google lattitude. I can also turn it on/off at will. Kids with the phone in hand could do the same if google lattitude was used.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 08:19 AM   #81
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All little Kelly has to do is leave her iphone in someone's house or car near where she said she would be and then... audition for teen mom on Mtv while she gets it on with her 38 year old "boyfriend" across town in a burger king bathroon.
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Old Feb 11, 2010, 11:21 AM   #82
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You can already do this for free with Google Latitude, why pay for it?
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Old Feb 16, 2010, 11:40 AM   #83
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AT&T priced this app at a point they felt "helicopter parents" would be willing to pay. Once that market's adoption has peaked for some time, I would expect AT&T to marginally drop the price but that depends on the app's overall success following launch. Before doing so, a few TV commercials touting success stories of parents who were reunited with their abducted children as a result of this app will help tip decisions of those parents teetering on the edge of a purchase decision.

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 11:49 AM   #84
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...the next step Big Brother will do is issue GPS chips for all children, you know, for THEIR safety.
Which will open the market for devices parents can buy to periodically (er, daily) scan their child(ren) to assure themselves that the chip is still working; followed soon after by such scare stories on the news as: "Are child abductors buying chip scanners to screen their potential victims?"

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Old Feb 16, 2010, 05:21 PM   #85
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Do people really pay ATT monthly for all of this extra garbage? Arent there other ways to accomplish this service for free?
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 05:22 PM   #86
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I really like the idea, but it s too expensive. As it is att isnt exactly the best priced service out there.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 07:43 PM   #87
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It is funny how everyone is fussing over the $10 per month fee - $120 a year, but is something happened to your child would it be worth $120 to know where they are - I think so - this things are easy to fuss about the price until it prevents something and then the cost is not even a discussion point.
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Old Feb 28, 2010, 02:29 PM   #88
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I have this feature with ATT. Yes, I think it's to expensive BUT, I have a teenage daughter (she, her mother and I all have I-Phones) and it's worth every penny to check on her from time to time. She is well aware the we can locate her, and she can also locate us. We just don't abuse it. We have also used this to locate my wifes I-phone once when she left it in a resturant, so again: worth it!

As far as a teen leaving their cell to go run, today's teens can't breathe without their cell, no way they are going to leave it or turn it off!
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 06:57 AM   #89
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AT&T now allows streaming voip, radio and video over their 3g networks. In turn, Apple has unrestricted the frameworks needed to do this in the iphone sdk. The wifi frameworks for streaming data have always been allowed on the iphone/itouch.
As far as rights to the songs go, you have to go to the publishing companies and get permission to use the songs for the stream. This can end up costing a lot of money because of copyrights ect..
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Where did the App go???

I know this is an old thread but seemed pointless to start a new one. I am trying to find this app but it is no where in the App store. Does anyone know why it is not there??? Is it temporary or has it been removed permanently??? Just activated this feature on my kids cause I have a daughter that tried sneaking out of the house and I just need to keep track of her for right now.

Thanks in advance for any info provided on this subject!
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