RALEIGH, N.C., April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Fast Company's 2019 World Changing Ideas Awards were announced earlier this week, honoring businesses, policies, projects, and concepts that offer innovative solutions to the issues facing humanity, and Relay was named Finalist in the "Consumer Products" category. The award marks the latest milestone for the North Carolina based company which has experienced rapid adoption of its screen-free smarter phone for kids - the first of its kind, Relay is a kid-friendly, walkie-talkie style, smart device.
"We are honored to be recognized as a consumer product that can change the world," said Relay CEO Chris Chuang. "Our mission to help families stay safely connected in today's digital environment has always been at the core of our work at Relay as we aim to positively impact the well-being of a generation at risk of screen addiction and its negative effects."
The Fast Company award comes on the heels of Relay's recent launch in Target stores nationwide. Already available online at Target.com, Relay is now also available in Target stores providing easier access to the screen-free communication tool for even more parents across the country.
Additionally, Relay will roll out several new notable features this spring designed to make communication between parents and kids even more worry-free using Relay:
- SOS emergency alerts - Allows your child to send an emergency notification from their Relay to your smartphone. Along with the notification, you'll also get a live update of their location so you can make sure they're safe.
- Listen to message history - Never miss a message. With this highly requested feature, parent and child will be able to listen to messages right as they arrive or hear them later with the press of a button.
- One-on-one chats made easy - The Relay app is getting a makeover! In the new app, direct chats will be set up automatically so you can easily reach everyone on your account without manually setting up channels or talking to the whole group.
Relay's powerful yet simple design lets it support many features, use cases, and endless innovation. The company plans to continue to roll out additional Relay capabilities over time. For a complete list of upcoming features, visit http://www.RelayGo.com and http://www.RepublicWireless.com for more information. Relay Media resource center here.
Relay is the smarter phone for kids, delivering the functionality and safety of a smartphone - without the dangers of a screen - to help families stay safely connected in today's digital environment. Appropriate for kids of all ages, Relay features a powerfully simple, single-button design and leverages nationwide cell networks and WiFi to ensure reliable connections. Relay is pioneering a post-smartphone era where tech is safe for young kids and serves families as a tool rather than a nuisance or threat.
About Republic Wireless
Headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, Republic Wireless is a team of innovators who live to provide families with remarkably simple, affordable, and safe ways to stay in touch. Most well-known for pioneering WiFi calling for smartphones and saving customers over $500 million off their cell phone bills, Republic recently announced Relay, a nationwide cell phone alternative that kids love and parents can trust. The company has been recognized as a top carrier choice by Consumer Reports; best basic plan by Money magazine and for excellence in customer service by PC Magazine.
About the World Changing Ideas Awards: World Changing Ideas is one of Fast Company's major annual awards programs and is focused on social good, seeking to elevate finished products and brave concepts that make the world better. A panel of judges from across sectors choose winners, finalists, and honorable mentions based on feasibility and the potential for impact. With a goal of awarding ingenuity and fostering innovation, Fast Company draws attention to ideas with great potential and helps them expand their reach to inspire more people to start working on solving the problems that affect us all.
SOURCE Republic Wireless