Sprint is the last American carrier to start selling to a personal tracking device that can be tied or stored with something you can not afford to lose. The new device, described by Sprint as "matchbook-sized", is: called the "Tracker + Safe & Found." Customers can get it by paying $ 2.50 per month for 24 months ($ 60 in total), plus $ 5 more per month for service.
Similar products from AT & T and more recently Verizon, Sprint talks about the benefits of his own gadget compared to a tile tracker. The latter depends largely on Bluetooth to work, but it is significantly cheaper than these devices sold by the operator and does not require a monthly service fee. But if you need a more accurate and efficient tracking, which relies on Sprint's LTE network and standalone GPS, the tracker might be a better option. Sprint's competitors offer buyers a year of free service for the purchase of their respective tracking gadgets, but this is not the case here. Instead, Sprint offers a 30-day money back guarantee.
As for what you could do with the tracker, Sprint has some ideas:
- Attach it to your child's backpack
- Put it on your dog's collar
- Keep it in your suitcase
- Stick to a car
There is a light sensor on the tracker, so if you put it in a bag, you will be able to know if someone else has opened it without your knowledge. Like a tile, a loudspeaker can emit a tone for easy searching when you are nearby. And an SOS feature will automatically send your chosen contacts the help you need if you press the button three times in a row.
Sprint indicates that most customers can expect a battery life of three to 10 days, which is a fairly wide range. But you will get a warning in the company's Safe & Found mobile app when the Tracker drops to 15%.
In addition to taking Tile, carriers also seem to be doing their best to outsell a supposed localization device from Apple. The product "Tag" is referenced in the code iOS 13 and should be included in the application Find My of the company.
I imagine that it's your turn next, T-Mobile.