Sprint App to shutdown phone while driving

By on September 16, 2011
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An automated way to save you from texting / calling while driving, releasing soon from Sprint.

Sprint is going to launch an app that uses GPS to check the speed with which the phone (or the carrying person) is traveling. And if it is more than 10 miles per hour then the phone will shutdown your call, on the basis that you are driving the car, stressing the point that drive first and talk later.

The current version developed is for Android sets, but a version for black berry sets is also underway. Although a great idea for safety of human life, but it is not an ultimate solution as the software can be shutdown / bypassed easily. Disabling is kind of essential too, as the phone user can be a passenger in the car, train or bus. They should still be able to pick calls or text by disabling the app first.

It is a good thing that carriers are discouraging phone usage behind the wheel. But Sprint may charge 2$ per month for this service which is pretty steep. I bet lot of Android developers can easily make a free app using the same technique by simply checking speed via GPS and then put up lock screen.


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