Well, my family is now been using the Filip phone for almost a month. I have to say the experience it has been on the whole very positive. My son can reach me at any time as long as he's wearing his phone, and I am able to track his location usually.
The mobile app for parent phones is really awesome, that's probably my favorite part. One caveat is that there is one primary parent phone designated, if a spouse or caregiver also wanted the ability to track the child, the primary account needs to allow it.
Right now the only downside is that the phone does not automatically update the GPS map on the parent phone fast enough. By default, the GPS location of the Filip-phone will be updated every 15 minutes on the mobile app for the parent. I change the settings to automatically be updated every minute.
Now that my son is growing in independence, and going out biking with his friends I wish I could have an update every 30 seconds! It seems every couple minutes my Son and his friends are rotating between their houses.
But the point is, I know When he moves! I can set up each one of his friends houses as safe zones, and can be notified every time he leaves one.
So far the service hasn't been bad, actually my house is the only place where service has been spotty.
I highly recommend the Filip phone!
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