Now kids can be free to explore, discover, and play, while easily staying in touch with mom and dad. AT&T and Filip Technologies have announced that FiLIP, a smart locator and phone for kids that keeps parents and kids in touch at the push of a button.
Designed for children ages 5 through 11, FiLIP combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and AT&T’s wireless network into a colorful watch that can be worn to school, the playground, and everywhere in between. For just $10 per month as part of an AT&T Mobile Share or standalone plan, parents have unlimited two-way voice calling so that they can talk or direct message with their children at any time.
Parents can program up to five trusted contacts with whom the child can communicate. FiLIP also allows parents to set SafeZones, triggering a notification if the child enters or leaves a designated area, and features an intelligent emergency procedure to locate the child and put them in touch with family if needed.
“FiLIP is an innovative approach to solving an issue that parents have always faced,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Emerging Devices, AT&T Mobility. “How do you stay in touch with your child, while still allowing them to be free to be a kid? FiLIP is convenient for parents and practical for children.”
“The way that families communicate is about to change,” said Jonathan Peachey, CEO of Filip Technologies. “Modern parents are used to being connected but have few options when it comes to those they care about the most – their young children. Starting this Friday, parents across the country will be able to use FiLIP to stay in direct contact with their kids, either by making a phone call straight to their wrist or by simply seeing where they are on a map.”