The Kid Factor

Alleven, Monica
September 2006
Wireless Week;9/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 19, p32
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the emergence of location-based services among families with children who have cellular telephones in the U.S. According to a survey by iGR, 75 percent of parents with children who own a telephone are on family plans. The Migo telephone of Verizon Wireless offers Chaperone Child Locator and Chaperone Child Zone.


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