While some AT&T honchos are busy courting Apple to extend its iPhone exclusivity, others are busy hawking a new ?family friendly? service called FamilyMap.
With this new offering, users can locate any phone that's tied to the same billing account (like family accounts) by checking an online map via a computer or an AT&T mobile phone.
Hitting the web too much trouble? There's a scheduling option that lets account holders receive updates at specified times by text or email. So if you know that Susy's supposed to be at cheerleading practice at 3:30 everyday, you can set up alerts that confirm it for you ? or tell you if she's at her jerky boyfriend's house across town instead.
The service works best on phones with GPS, but can use cell signal triangulation in the absence of that.
The cost of snooping is as follows: Users can track up to two handsets per account for $9.99 monthly, or up to five for $14.99. There's a 30-day free trial.