Parents can now rest a little easier when their children are out of sight. AT&T today announced it will carry the Amber Alert GPS product, a communication and location device that helps parents keep in touch with their children. Starting November 22, it will be available online and in AT&T’s flagship Michigan Avenue retail location. Customers can purchase the Amber Alert GPS product for $129.99. The Amber Alert GPS product is a smart GPS locator with two-way calling and unlimited voice on AT&T’s wireless network, allowing parents to locate and communicate with their children for just $10 a month with a standalone plan or as part of an AT&T Mobile Share plan. Weighing just 1.5 ounces, children can easily carry it in a pocket or backpack, in addition to a variety of other attachment options.
The smart tracker allows children to talk to their parents whether they are checking in from the neighborhood park or lost in a shopping mall. Speed Alerts notify users when their child is in a vehicle exceeding a predetermined speed threshold. Parents can automatically receive location alerts with the Breadcrumbing feature, keeping them up-to-date on their child’s location based on a preset schedule. They can also create “Zones” around their home, neighborhood, school, soccer field, etc., and receive an email alert whenever their child enters or exits a Zone. Additionally, the Amber Alert GPS product will send an email message to parents when the child presses the call button, acting as a secondary alert that the child is trying to connect with their loved ones.