AT&T’s New “FAMIGO”: A Way To Protect Your Kids!

If you’re like most parents out there, your young kids are entertaining themselves with your smartphone or tablet, even before they’re old enough to have their own.

At AT&T, we’re parents, too. Family matters to us, and that’s why we strive to offer tools and services that help you keep your family connected and protected, at all ages.

One of the latest tools we’ve made available is Famigo,* an app that “child-proofs” your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet so you can rest easy.  Before your child uses your device, open the Famigo app, and it turns your device into a virtual playground, giving your child access to a variety of kid-friendly games, apps and other fun content, while preventing access to other apps or age-inappropriate content on your device. Features include:

  • Password protection, which blocks access to the Web, texting, calling, purchases, social media and age-inappropriate apps
  • A wish list for kids to request apps and games on Android
  • Options for parents to use their PC or mobile device to monitor their child’s activities
  • Recommendations from Famigo on popular, top-rated apps

AT&T wireless customers can now download Famigo from the app store on their Android or iOS device for free (data charges apply to download and app usage).  And the perks get even better: AT&T wireless customers are also the first to be able to subscribe to additional Famigo content. You can check it out with a free 7-day trial , and the subscription is $7.99 a month after that. You’ll get access to apps and thousands of hours of video of popular children’s TV shows, including:

  • Animal Atlas
  • Busytown Mysteriesimg3
  • Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That
  • Chloe’s Closet
  • Dino Dan
  • Dive Olly Dive!
  • Mighty Machines
  • Noonbury and the Super 7
  • Pocoyo
  • Jim Henson’s Pajanimals
  • Raggs
  • Sid the Science Kid
  • The Wiggles

Coming soon to Famigo on Android and iOS are e-books for kids, a kid-safe web browser and curated YouTube videos.

Whatever your family’s needs, we’ve got you covered. AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless helps parents control call and text usage and more, which is great for tweens and teens learning to use their devices responsibly. And AT&T FamilyMap® helps you keep up with your loved ones’ locations, including new teen drivers. For more information on AT&T’s many family services, visit www.att.com/smartcontrols.

*Famigo is a mobile application provided by Famigo, Inc.

 

**Famigo subscription is $7.99/mo for up to 5 devices and is automatically billed to your AT&T wireless account. New Famigo accounts get the first 7 days free. You may cancel at any time by calling 1-800-331-0500 or through www.att.com/mywireless. Standard data and messaging charges apply.  Available for iPhone, Android phone and tablet. 

 

AT&T FamilyMap service availability, timeliness and accuracy of location is not guaranteed. Coverage not available in all areas. A phone must be turned on and in AT&T network coverage in order for it to be located.

– See more at: http://blogs.att.net/consumerblog/story/a7790864#sthash.Wj1DtcPA.dpuf

About Leslie Pleasants

Leslie Pleasants is the founder of Today's Every Mom. Inspired by her own busy life with kiddos she set out to create a spot where Moms of any stage or age could find relevant and resourceful advice.

Comments

  1. oh that looks wonderful! I am going to look into this – thanks!

  2. So cool! Where was this app when my kids were little! 🙂

  3. Thanks for this info, I had no idea about this L.P.!
    Mitch, your Blogher13 friend!

  4. It sounds like this app really offers a lot of fun and learning.

  5. That looks like a fabulous service… It would totally make sense for my3 year old

  6. This is such a great way to let kids play on your phone and tablet without worrying about them getting into stuff they shouldn’t!

  7. This sounds like an awesome and highly important app. We’re thinking off getting our son a cell phone soon, we’ll definitely be checking out apps like this. Thanks!

  8. I love that it’s one price for up to five devices in a plan! We’re a 4 phone family, so that would be really helpful!

  9. I like how you can set a password!

  10. Hi, i think that i saw you visited my website so i came to “return the favor”.I’m trying to
    find things to improv my site!I suppose iits ok to use some of your ideas!!

  11. I am genuinely grateful to the owner of this web page who has shared this fantastic article at at this time.