Which phone? I'm glad you asked. I am the proud owner of the HTC One S. It's magical. I love it so much. The phone is light, the screen is huge (4.3" qHD). The 8 megapixel camera takes amazing pictures and (get this) you can take photos WHILE YOU'RE SHOOTING VIDEO. That's right. Also, I'm in love with the Beats Audio which, when I plug in my headphones, helps me run faster.
To protect my phone (which, let's face it, might have more valuable information than what's in my wallet) I rely on Lookout Mobile Security. Lookout is award-winning security, and is always running scans to make certain that everything I access on my phone is safe. If something did happen to my phone, I can remotely lock it and wipe its contents to ensure my information isn't stolen.
To protect the content of my phone I can rely on MobileLife Family Organizer, which is the collaboration of T-Mobile and Cozi (the #1 online and mobile family calendar and organization service) (shout out to my friend Carol Schiller from Cozi -- Hi, Carol!). I LOVE this program. I've set it up so that our family calendar events get sent to Darin and to our kids via text on their phones, which means no more, "But I didn't know I had piano today!" There's also a Shared Shopping List which is helpful to me, and a Family Journal which I think is really cool.
To protect my family, T-Mobile has amazing services available. FamilyWhere lets me know where my kids are by using the location of their phone(s). If they're not where they're supposed to be when they're supposed to be there, I will get a text alert telling me so. Web Guard lets me adjust and customize what my kids can and cannot (mainly cannot) access on the internet on their phones. Though it's not foolproof, it's a good start, and there are Child, Teen, and Young Adult settings to guide what might be appropriate for your child. Family Allowances lets me determine how my child uses their phone: how many phone calls, text messages, and downloads, and I'm alerted when they're approaching their limit. I can also control when their phones ring (like, not at night when they should be asleep, or when they're in school).
I love living in The Future.
I mean, don't you wish you had the right device to help you live in The Future?
The T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google has 16 GB of internal memory with 32 GB of expandable memory and a 5 MP rear-facing camera. With a seven-inch HD multi-touch display, the T-Mobile SpringBoard can fit comfortably into a coat pocket, briefcase, or purse. With its ultra portable size and 4G connectivity, it's perfect for staying connected and organized, and for on-the-go entertainment. Providing endless amounts of multimedia content for the entire family, including the ability to watch TV and movies, listen to music, read books and magazines, and play games, the T-Mobile SpringBoard with Google offers a captivating Web browsing experience at an affordable price - $429.
To win a T-Mobile SpringBoard please do the following and leave a separate comment for each (including links to tweets) (on this post):
- Follow T-Mobile on Twitter
- Like the T-Mobile facebook page
- Answer the following question in the comment section: How do you use wireless devices to keep your kid(s) safe during the summer months?
- Send a tweet about this giveaway using a link to this post, @formerlyphread, @TMobile, #TMobileSummer, and #SLC
- Giveaway open to U.S. residents only
- Giveaway begins Tuesday, 17 July, 2012, 5:am MDT and ends Monday, 23 July, 2012, 11:59 pm MDT.
- Winner will be chosen via random.org
- Disclosure: I am being compensated for my participation in this campaign and informational details regarding products and services have been provided to me; be assured, however, that opinions about devices, programs, and all else in this post are genuinely mine.