HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verizon Wireless today announced the availability of Verizon FamilyBaseTM, an enhanced service that allows parents to monitor and control their child’s wireless usage, to promote the safe and responsible use of smartphone technology.
Verizon FamilyBaseTM 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 FamilyBaseTM 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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