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Mobile launches ‘FamilyMode’ to help parents manage and monitor more than iPhones

27 June 2018

It's created to let parents monitor their kids' screen time and internet use, both on mobile when using a cellular connection and at home through Wi-Fi, regardless of the type of home internet service you use.

Parents have concerns about not only how long their children spend online, but also what they are using various connected devices for. T-Mobile might have a solution for this.

T-Mobile FamilyMode is an app and hardware device combo described as a parent's digital ally. You then pay $10/mo for access to the FamilyMode app.

The carrier has recently launched a new feature called FamilyMode.which is aimed at helping parents manage the device usage of their kids. Its real-time location information lets you find out where your kids are. You can attach different devices to each child's respective profile in order to make it easier to keep track of who is using a specific device. So when the time is up, the Home Base can limit the internet and access to it based on what parents choose via the app.

FamilyMode will be available starting June 29. You can also award kids with more app and internet use and less stringent time limits as rewards through the service.

The service sells for $10 per month although you'll have to dish out an additional $20 up front for the hardware. T-Mobile didn't say when the limited-time offer will end or how much the device will cost when it does, but it did say that the suggested retail price is $100.

Mobile launches ‘FamilyMode’ to help parents manage and monitor more than iPhones