More feedback on kid locator services

Sprint Family Locator (image from USA Today)USA Today reviewed Sprint's Family Locator service that I wrote about previously. As you might guess from the title – Sprint Family Locator needs to work on accuracy – it's not a glowing review of the service.

Even if you got over the privacy issues of "always-on" location tracking and assumed kids would dutifully use the service (to avoid being tracked, kids could simply turn their phones off), you still have an issue with GPS location as USA Today writes: "GPS doesn't do as well in congested areas with tall buildings, including midtown Manhattan, one spot where a Samsung MM-A920 was tracked. Accuracy measurements came within 442 yards, 718 yards and 997 yards, several city blocks from the phone's actual position in an office much of the time."


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