DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Now kids can be free to explore, discover, and play, while easily staying in touch with mom and dad. AT&T* and Filip Technologies today announced that FiLIP, a smart locator and voice watch for kids that keeps parents and kids in touch at the push of a button, will be available online and in its flagship Michigan Avenue retail location. Starting November 22, AT&T customers can purchase FiLIP for $199.99.
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Designed for children ages 5 through 11, FiLIP combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and AT&T's wireless network into a colorful watch that can be worn to school, the playground, and everywhere in between. For just $10 per month as part of an AT&T Mobile Share or standalone plan, parents have unlimited two-way voice calling so that they can talk or direct message with their children at any time.
Parents can program up to five trusted contacts with whom the child can communicate. FiLIP also allows parents to set SafeZones, triggering a notification if the child enters or leaves a designated area, and features an intelligent emergency procedure to locate the child and put them in touch with family if needed.
"FiLIP is an innovative approach to solving an issue that parents have always faced," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Emerging Devices, AT&T Mobility. "How do you stay in touch with your child, while still allowing them to be free to be a kid? FiLIP is convenient for parents and practical for children."
"The way that families communicate is about to change," said Jonathan Peachey, CEO of Filip Technologies. "Modern parents are used to being connected but have few options when it comes to those they care about the most – their young children. Starting this Friday, parents across the country will be able to use FiLIP to stay in direct contact with their kids, either by making a phone call straight to their wrist or by simply seeing where they are on a map."
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About Filip Technologies, Inc.
Filip Technologies, Inc. develops products and services designed to keep families in touch. Its products combine the two most important elements in family mobile offerings – communication and safety. The company's flagship product, FiLIP, is the world's first wearable smart locator and phone for kids. Previewed to rave reviews at CES 2013, its patent-pending technology combines cellular voice with geo-location capability in a device small enough to be worn on the wrist. Founded in 2010 by Sten Kirkbak after he briefly lost track of his young son Filip in a shopping mall, Filip Technologies is privately held with offices in London, U.K., New York, NY and Raleigh, NC. For more information please visit www.myfilip.com, like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/myfilip or follow us on Twitter at @MyFilipTech.
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