AT&T Inc. announced an innovative new web-based feature that allows parents to stay in touch with their children while controlling the children’s mobile phone use. AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless is a feature-rich service that allows a parent to set usage limits on a child’s talk time, text messages, instant messages and downloads, manage how and when a child can communicate, restrict access to mobile Web sites and allocate minutes among users of shared wireless plans. Parents also have the flexibility to go online and change the limits at any time.
“AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless enables parents to provide their children with the safety and convenience of wireless service while setting sensible boundaries for its use,” said David Christopher, chief marketing officer for AT&T’s wireless unit. “AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless gives parents peace of mind in knowing they will be able to keep in touch with their children but will avoid unexpected overage charges on their bill.”
Originally posted on September 4, 2007 @ 11:08 am
Ed Hawco says
I think it’s great that this kind of product is finally making it to the mainstream, but AT&T isn’t the first. Parent Patrol (http://www.parent-patrol.com) has been on the market for some time now, and it does the exact same thing. Unfortunately, that product isn’t yet offered by very many carriers, although several are gearing up to launch this fall, with more to follow.