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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 07:12 PM   #11
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Jeez Mel, I guess Ottawaman is a slave to "The Man" and his/her practical need is imagined.
Perhaps Mel is not a parent, and is not attuned to our responsibilities, fears, etc.
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Old Aug 11th, 2005, 08:05 PM   #12
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I understand Telus offers a tracking service
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AccuTracking software turns your Motorola iDEN i58sr, i88s, i325, i355, i265, i285, i605, i710, i730, i830, i850 or i860 cell phone carried by Nextel, SouthernLINC (US) or Telus (Canada) into a GPS tracking device. The free online GPS cell phone tracking service provided by AccuTracking.com lets you see locations, speed, and headings of your mobile clients, family members or valuable assets."
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Those are all mike phones, and chances are you kid doesnt have and doesnt want a mike phone this service is closer to bells gotraxx
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Old Aug 12th, 2005, 10:33 AM   #13
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As far as Brain Cancer, that is about the most irresponsible thing I have ever heard. Do you have a wireless phone at home Mel? Better stop using it! Do you use a Business style wired phone that plugs into a PBX at work! Better stop using it! Do you use anything WiFI? Better stop using it?
Actually there was an article in the paper (not sure which) recently that parents should moderate the use of cellphones for kids as there is some proof that high cellphone use causes brain tumors. Not sure how much I believe it, but it's best not to take a risk. One of the other reasons I don't use my work cellphone that often.
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Old Aug 12th, 2005, 11:48 AM   #14
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Actually there was an article in the paper (not sure which) recently that parents should moderate the use of cellphones for kids as there is some proof that high cellphone use causes brain tumors. Not sure how much I believe it, but it's best not to take a risk. One of the other reasons I don't use my work cellphone that often.
Maybe so, and I'm not trying to argue, but, the radiation from a cheap (and they're all Cheap) cordless home phone at 2.4 to 5.8 ghz is much more than a cell which is shielded.
Now, anyone who buys a cell phone for their middle aged child and lets them use it unconditionally is probably irresponsible.
However, such is the beauty of the Firefly. The parent controls who can be called, and just as importantly, who can call.
The way I see it for a young one would be, Home, Mom Work, Mom Cell, Dad Work, Dad Cell, brothers/sisters, caretaker (if applicable) and 911. Incoming and outgoing. You could add friends if they showed responsibility as they got older but I personally would not!
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Old Aug 12th, 2005, 12:07 PM   #15
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Now, anyone who buys a cell phone for their middle aged child and lets them use it unconditionally is probably irresponsible.
However, such is the beauty of the Firefly. The parent controls who can be called, and just as importantly, who can call.
The way I see it for a young one would be, Home, Mom Work, Mom Cell, Dad Work, Dad Cell, brothers/sisters, caretaker (if applicable) and 911. Incoming and outgoing. You could add friends if they showed responsibility as they got older but I personally would not!
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 12:32 PM   #16
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Maybe so, and I'm not trying to argue, but, the radiation from a cheap (and they're all Cheap) cordless home phone at 2.4 to 5.8 ghz is much more than a cell which is shielded.
Now, anyone who buys a cell phone for their middle aged child and lets them use it unconditionally is probably irresponsible.
However, such is the beauty of the Firefly. The parent controls who can be called, and just as importantly, who can call.
The way I see it for a young one would be, Home, Mom Work, Mom Cell, Dad Work, Dad Cell, brothers/sisters, caretaker (if applicable) and 911. Incoming and outgoing. You could add friends if they showed responsibility as they got older but I personally would not!
What age of children are we talking about here?
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #17
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I would think 8-9 to 12-13.
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Old Aug 13th, 2005, 02:24 PM   #18
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Yeah, I think its a good idea. If you pre program a few numbers, like you mentioned earlier than I doubt there should even be talk of brain cancer. With busy lives, it is very convienent. Who knows, they may need it some day. Pre programming the phone teaches the kids that they don't have to be dependant on their cell phone. I think its a good idea.
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Yeah, I've never believed in those studies either.
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