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Promising an easier way for parents, children and seniors to stay connected, Wherify Wireless announced it will launch its Wherify Family Locator Service and companion Wherifone GPS Locator Phone on October 1st, 2006. The Wherifone is the world’s first GSM/GPS phone designed for children and seniors, and gives on-the-go parents the peace of mind of being able to quickly locate and communicate with their young children and elderly relatives at any time from anywhere, while also controlling who they can call and how much it will cost.
Whether used as a “first phone” for pre-teens (ages 8 to 11) or as a “companion phone” for seniors or special-needs family members, the Wherifone locator phone combines GSM voice technology with industry-leading SiRFStarIII GPS technology and Wherify’s own Aided-GPS solution to provide quality voice communications and superior location accuracy even under difficult conditions, including inside many types of buildings, in vehicles, under foliage and in most urban canyons. The 24-by-7 Wherify location service lets parents quickly locate their family members on maps or aerial photographs using a web browser, as well as allowing them to locate a Wherifone through text messaging from their existing cell phone service or by calling the Wherify service center.
The Wherifone GPS Locator Phone will retail for $99.95, and fixed-usage Wherify Family Locator Service plans that include both voice and location services start at just $19.95 per month.