For the Stalker in your Life: AT&T FamilyMap

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If there’s one word that you could use to describe me, it’s paranoid. I freak out a little bit when I don’t know where people are, particularly loved ones and family members. If I can’t get ahold of my wife on my phone, I instantly think the worst and assume she’s dead on a freeway somewhere, and I’ll never see her again. That’s why to abate my fears, we signed on to the most reliable 3G network out there, AT&T.


Looks like AT&T has got my back on this one though, because they’ve got an iPhone app for helping you find your family members. It’s called AT&T FamilyMap [iTunes link], and by using either GPS or  by triangulating cell towers, they can determine where your kids/wife/stalker cousin Bob is at all times. Just click on their name and a Google map pulls up with their location, accurate to 1.5 miles, depending on the method of finding them.

The app itself is free, but service is a little bit more pricey. It’s $9.99 for 2 people, or $14.99 for up to 5. They have to all have AT&T service of course, and the willingness to give up a little bit of their privacy.

Personally, I think this is a great idea for kids. Is little Kelly saying that she’s at a friend’s house? Maybe you should double check. Look at that picture up top. Doesn’t Billy just look like a shifty kid? If you ask me, I bet he’s out shoving bottle rockets in frogs out at the creek. Damn that Billy.

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