T-Mobile Introduces FamilyWhere Check-In

    February 28, 2012
    Mike Fossum
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T-Mobile has just unveiled its FamilyWhere Check-In app, a free feature of the FamilyWhere service. The FamilyWhere service is exclusive to T-Mobile customers, and can be downloaded from the Android Market.

According to Comscore, last March over 16 million U.S. mobile subscribers used a “check-in” service, to mark their their locations with their phones. FamilyWhere allows T-Mobile customers to send a text message with their location to friends and family with one click. The text message includes a link to a map, which can be accessed online. Features of the FamilyWhere app include:

On-demand location – Easily locate all devices on your account any time they are connected to T-Mobile’s network.
Broad device support – Even locates devices without GPS and without installing any additional software.
Automatic alerts – Schedule SMS or email alerts whenever family members aren’t where they’re supposed to be.
View locations from anywhere – From the convenience of your Android device or from any Web browser, you can verify your family’s whereabouts.

Torrie Dorrell, vice president of Applications, Content and Games for T-Mobile USA, states, “we’re proud to offer the check-in feature to consumers with no additional fee or subscription required to share location with friends and family, regardless of network. The expansion of our FamilyWhere suite of services is just another way we’re demonstrating our ongoing commitment to providing amazing, affordable services to consumers across carriers.”

  • barbara j brown

    need to find phone stolen from me at shelter. i am homeless at the time trying to get another apt. in the phone i used to help me with this, was stolen from me while i slept at 4am i finally fell asleep with a bad cough bronchitis, and these two women bad women sherry and denise are stealers they come in and steal from homeless people to pay their way for weed and crack…….i know this because i had been homeless before and learned who the stealers were, and they targeted me, knowing i had the tmobile phone on me as they were the only ones up at that time pretending to sleep waiting for me to fall asleep and this morning rushing to be out of shelter i did not notice my phone was gone, i took it beside me to sleep so i would have it they are good at stealing stuff while people sleep and when at 9am i tried to find my phone it was no where on me, i had a person call my phone for me, and did not hear it ring. so i knew it had to be stolen between 4am and they the girls had already left at 6pm. they could not get me up to my xhusband’s apt to do this so they came into the shelter after me, no doubt orders from him or at least knowing i had what they needed to survive on the lowlife living they are known for…….i am upset that gps was not available by tmobile to track my phone asap when i did call them that way the perpatraitor could be found out asap to end this low life living to go on fighting back this way by companpies that sell these phones would nail these people right away but the companies don’t really care…….if only they did.. think and reconsider this tidbit of a mega aide for us who keep your company going…….i know it is possible to have this tracking device done ……..when it counts……more satisfied customers would pay for this without the assholes knowing …….please excuse my language as i am under a lot of stress out here on the homeless trenches…….sincerely one of the last of honest honorable people left………this is a story waiting to be told on how it is out here some are only one paycheck away from it all………ms. barbara j. brown