Verizon Wireless Launches FamilyBase Services
Offers Parents Better Control, Monitoring of Their Child’s Mobile Device Usage
HOUSTON -- July 11, 2013
Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Verizon FamilyBase^TM, an
enhanced service that allows parents to monitor and control their child’s
wireless usage, to promote the safe and responsible use of smartphone
Verizon FamilyBase^TM helps customers protect against overage charges and
monitor usage on their accounts. It is especially helpful for parents who have
children on their account. The service enables parents to monitor and limit
calling, texting, app usage, and app purchases, set time restrictions, review
contact lists and set trusted contacts. FamilyBase also allows parents
remotely lock a phone on demand.
There are countless reasons a parent would consider giving their child a
smartphone, from safety and security to help with their homework. However,
many parents still struggle with the questions of when to give their child a
phone and how to keep some control over how it is used. Verizon FamilyBase^TM
helps ease those concerns and gives parents unprecedented access to their
child’s activity on a range of mobile devices.
Verizon FamilyBase is available for $5.00 per month, for up to 10 lines. The
first month is available to customers at no charge. All features of Verizon
FamilyBase are available on most Android phones running version 2.1 or higher
but is not compatible with iOS, Windows, and BlackBerry phones.
Customer can sign up for Verizon FamilyBase and load the Companion and Parents
apps at familybase.vzw.com, by calling **SAFE, or by texting SAFE to #7233.
The Companion and Parent Applications are also available at Google Play.
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