Mom, I'll Be at the Library
Monday, June 22, 2009
Suzy's not sure if this is considered ethical ... or spying, but as a concerned mom we're all for the AT&T Family Map.
Get peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member's wireless phone on a map from your mobile phone or PC. Want to verify that your child arrives home from school each day? Set up a Schedule Check to automatically get location information sent to you via text message or email.
Hmmm... wayward spouses watch out!
AT&T FamilyMap uses a number of techniques to determine a phone's location. AT&T phones that have A-GPS (Assisted GPS) return the most accurate locations when they have a clear line of sight to GPS satellites. For example, the phone is outside or is in a car near a window. For phones where A-GPS is not available, FamilyMap uses cell tower information to provide the most accurate location possible, which is usually within a few hundred yards to a few miles of the phone's actual location. This includes iPhones, non A-GPS phones, as well as A-GPS phones that are not in a clear line of sight to GPS satellites.