May 26, 2012
A new bundle of security and safety apps joins Sprint Zone for up to five of your family's phones.
"One of the most under appreciated markets in mobile is family," said Tasso Roumeliotis, CEO of Safely parent company Location Labs.
NEW ORLEANS-- Sprint cares about the safety of your smartphone, which is why they teamed up with security companies like Safely and Lookout to offer safety and security app bundles.
The new initiative is called Sprint Guardian. The new section within the Sprint Zone app will launch with two bundles of tools -- Family Safety, which is powered by Safely, and Mobile Security, powered by Lookout.
The Family Safety bundle includes Sprint Family Locator, Sprint Mobile Controls (think parental controls), and Sprint Drive First which targets texting while driving. It'll cost $9.99 per month for coverage on up to five devices, and has a free 15-day trial.
The second, Mobile Security, is essentially a repackaged Lookout, an antivirus program that also safeguards mobile browsing privacy, backs up your device, and can help locate your phone. This app will cost $4.99 per month or 49.99 per year, also for up to five phones.