AT&T is sunsetting its parent control Smart Limits app and replacing it with a new app called Secure Family. The new app will be available November 26th, and includes new features like location tracking, time limits, and content filtering.
The upgraded version lets users monitor up to 10 lines for $7.99 a month. Location tracking is more accurate, and parents can set up the app so they receive arrival and departure alerts when their child enters or leaves a location like their school. Parents can also prevent purchases from the App Store or Google Play, and filter content based on age-appropriate settings when the app is installed on the child’s device. There’s also time limits to make sure kids aren’t spending too much time on their social media apps.
Verizon recently rebranded its own parental control app, upgrading its FamilyBase app to a new app called Verizon Smart Family. It offers much of the same features, and lets users add up to 10 family members to the app. It starts at $4.99 a month for partial features, and goes up to $9.99 a month for all the features including location tracking and alerts.