Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AT&T FamilyMap Review & $100 Visa Gift Card Contest

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and AT&T FamilyMap

Our family are already AT&T subscribers of a Family wireless plan. I was thrilled when AT&T came out with a new feature: FamilyMap. What a wonderful tool to locate family members, check to see if they made it home on time and many other uses. I was especially pleased to see the Scheduling feature which allows you to set certain locations where a family member should be certain times of day which you can then receive a text or email notification for. As a busy mom of a toddler and a teenager, I’m not always home in the afternoon when Teenager arrives so it gives me great peace of mind to know that I’ll automatically be informed when he arrives home, to another destination or if he just hasn’t made it home by a certain time. The day we started using this tool also happened to be the first day of school for Teenager. When I set this up it automatically sends a text message to the family members you assign the program to locate, thus Teenager was informed of this new feature. He phoned on his way home from school just as we were plotting his journey online. I said: “Oh, by the way we are following you online with the new FamilyMap feature from A&T!” His reply was a less than enthusiastic [insert annoyed teen voice here] “Yeah, I know.” I told him at least we weren’t installing a chip in his head or anything.


Check out how the rest of the BlogHer Reviewers explored AT&T Family Map - you have 10 chances to win a $100 Visa gift card.

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To enter the Contest for a $100 Visa Gift card, leave me a comment below and tell me what gives you peace of mind. Or you may leave a link to your post on your own blog in the comments below. The contest will begin at 8/27/2009 and will end 9/20/2009. Make sure that the e-mail address you leave is correct.


Rules:
• No duplicate comments.
• You may receive an additional entry by linking on twitter and leaving a link in the comments.
• You may receive an additional entry by blogging about this contest and leaving a link in the comments.
• This giveaway is open to US-residents, aged 18 and older
• Winners will be selected via random draw, and will notified by e-mail.
• You have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

Official Rules: http://www.blogher.com/t-familymap-sweepstakes

69 comments:

Julie said...

Knowing that my kids all asleep in their beds at night time.

Annette D said...

What gives me peace of mind is knowing where my two sons (ages 20 and 16) are and that they are safe and sound.
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

peace of mind is hard to come by sometimes. I love to know where my family is as well and it's just nice to be with someone you trust and love...that always makes me feel more at ease.

lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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milothedoggy1 said...

What gives me peace of mind is knowing that I've taught my kids as best I can. So that makes me feel they will be ok when they are away from home.

adrian said...

It gives me peace of mind to hold my children close and hearing their laughter.
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Shel said...

AT&T could have called their new service "Track-A-Teen"...that's what I'd be using it for. My daughter is 13, knowing that she got home from school when I'm not home would give me piece of mind. I've got a vivid imagination and years of reading thrillers and horror books have probably added to my mom-paranoia.
I'm always uneasy if I don't know where my children are or what they're doing. Getting a cell phone for my 13 year old daughter was not only a birthday gift for her, but a present for my piece of mind, as well. Now she's able to call me when she's out and she has plans and let me know who she's with and when she'll be home. It really does ease my mind to know she's always just a phone or text away from me.

Shel said...

Blogged:
http://auntiethesis.blogspot.com/2009/08/at-family-map-aka-track-teen.html

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/3660770725

LStewart said...

Knowing where my family is and who they are with keeps me sane. When I know where they are and who they are with then I don't have to worry about them being in an unsafe situation or with people they should not be with.

Molly said...

Knowing that my family and friends are happy and well gives me peace of mind.

Annette D said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/annedoggett/statuses/3672612645
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Carol Lander said...

Hearing the front door open at night when my husband comes home from a late night at work gives me peace of mind. Thanks for the giveaway..seems like a very useful new feature.

Doreen said...

What gives me peace of mind is knowing where my family is and that they're safe.

JMom said...

I have peace of mind when I see my kids happy and getting along.

James said...

More peace of mind means more peace at the house!

Kerri Anne said...

Having my phone with me always gives me a ridiculous amount of peace of mind. I literally feel like I'm missing a limb when I don't have it with me.

J.T.@BigBabyBargains said...

Knowing where my family is and that they are safe is what gives me peace of mind.

Pischk said...

Peace of mind comes from knowing my family is safe and sound.

April said...

I get peace of mind knowing I'm providing for my family and kids to the best of my ability!

Thanks for the awesome contest :-)

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April said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/MommyNamedApril/status/3723951287

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The Murray Crew said...

As a dad of quadruplet boys, I am sure that this function will eventually be amazingly helpful. If this was accurate to the inch, I would consider purchasing the plan, implanting the phones in their diapers, and tracking them around my house with my phone. They are hard to keep up with now, I cannot imagine some day when they are off at school!

Brad
bradley.g.murray@gmail.com
www.murraycrew.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

The fact that I have three dogs that bark their heads off every time a leaf blows outside gives me peace of mind. I know they will keep my family safe from all the nuts out there.

mimi48858@att.net

Gina said...

I get piece of mind knowing that everyone is well-fed and sleeping each night. It's the only quiet time in my house when all the kids are asleep.
ginava3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Carolyn G said...

Knowing that my family and friends are safe and sound gives me peace of mind.

Carolyn G said...

http://twitter.com/carogonza/status/3757569721 tweeted

Carolyn G said...

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Nelsby said...

I have peace of mind when I am aware the whereabouts of all of my loved ones and know they are all happy and healthy.
Thanks!
Aimee
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Nelsby said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/3773228218
Thanks!
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Julie said...

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joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

My husband is in Afghanistan right now, so whenever he calls or emails, the knowledge that he's OK gives me peace of mind!

joannamarieprice@yahoo.com said...

Tweet- http://twitter.com/joannagiveaway/status/3810816085

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Anonymous said...

Peace of mind is knowing your loved ones are safe at any given point. ceegeebeegee at yahoo . com

Annette D said...

blogged http://abdoggett1.blogspot.com/2009/09/you-can-win-100-visa-gc-what-gives-you.html
jedoggett@embarqmail.com

Tuesday Girl said...

I get peace of mind talking to my mom and my friends. It is reassuring to know you are not the only one with these problems to deal with- every parent goes through it.

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Diana Lee said...

When my husband lets me know he's going to be late. I worry excessively otherwise.

Sarah said...

I get piece of mind knowing that even when I'm discouraged about losing my job, I've got all sorts of possibility being created for myself!

sreome@gmail.com

Blogaway Girl said...

The Lord is the only One who can give me peace of mind! :)

tbrown.avon at gmail dot com

Blogaway Girl said...

Blogged about contest:

http://blogawaycentral.blogspot.com/2009/09/at-familymap-visa-card-giveaway.html

elicabeta said...

What gives me peace of mind is knowledge. That is, knowledge of what he's doing or where he is. With FamilyMap, I can relatively pinpoint his location, but I won't know what he's doing; I can give it a guess though and that's good enough. Hmm, looks like he's at the mall. Okay.

blogged - http://elicabeta.livejournal.com/631.html

Kimberly/Mom in the City said...

Prayer gives me peace of mind.
kcoleman@mominthecity.com

cdmtx said...

What gives me peace of mind is knowing that our Daughter who away in College is happy,healthy and doing ok.

great contest,thanks :)

cdmtx said...

tweet :)
http://twitter.com/cdmtx65/status/3978812451

Hula Hooping Mom said...

what gives me peace of mind is knowing that my children are safe and secure....they are my life!

Twincere said...

My peace of mind is derived from the fact in knowing that each day I am able to count my Multiple Blessings.

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Twincere said...

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http://twitter.com/Twincere/status/4003744347

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Twincere said...

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http://twinceretwinkles.blogspot.com/2009/09/at-familymap-reviews-and-sweepstakes.html

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Amber said...

Cellphones really do give me peace of mind, it's a great way to "check up" on family.
This service sounds so helpful!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/lipstickncandy/status/4007123258

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Deanna said...

Peace of mind for me is when my son is fed and happy. That's all I need.

janetfaye said...

Knowing that my family is healthy gives me peace of mind.

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janetfaye said...

I blogged:
http://blog-giveaways.blogspot.com/2009/09/giveaways_16.html

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nancy said...

I know I'm not in control, but knowledge at least gives you a head start or a shortcut to the heart of the problem or situation you are dealing with. In the case of trying to locate a family member, at least some knowledge means you don't have to start at the bottom to claw through every possible scenario. It saves valuable time and possibly some stress.
gusandus@ncn.net

Sonja said...

Peace of mind is knowing that I'm not the only one in charge. Knowing that it's my job to do my best here, but my Heavenly Father is looking at the big picture... with 5 kids in a blended family, that's peace of mind for me. :)

Wendi P said...

Peace of mind happens for me after I tuck the kids into bed and then crawl into bed with my husband.
parodi821 at yahoo dot com

fouragainsttwo said...

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Anne J said...

I get peace of mind from thinking about my many blessings, not my concerns. I try to focus on positive things even when it seems like everything is going wrong.

Anne J said...

I tweeted:

http://twitter.com/lunaj1456/statuses/4057224258

2kidsblogger said...

i have AT&T cell phones and this would be great! Knowing where the family is at all times gives you a sense of peace that you just can't put a price on!

I'd love to win this prize, thanks for sponsoring this.

2kidsblogger(at)gmail(dot)com

2kidsblogger said...

http://twitter.com/2kidsblogger/status/4085386565

tweet

momznite said...

When I look at the vastness of the sky, my worries seem trivial.

mannequin said...

hehehe. I'm an evil mom too and I make no bones about it. Whatever it takes short of the old chip in the head to let me know that he is safe is great!
I worry about him NOT calling so the tracking capability is awesome! Oh dear. I cannot imagine when he is a teenager. Oh dear.

mannequin said...

I tweeted!
http://twitter.com/imabrat/status/4112713394

anabizzlecarbohydrates said...

What gives me peace of mind is knowledge. Knowledge gives me peace of mind because I know exactly where everyone is, therefore my mind is not preoccupied with negative thoughts about where my loved ones are. Knowing where everyone is just allows me to calm down and not worry about anything.

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Julie said...

What brings me peace of mind is reading my Bible and praying. Another thing is staying connected with my mom and family who live out of state.We are in touch through phone calls and emails

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Rajee said...

I do yoga to get peace of mind

Rajee said...

blogged herehttp://momsfocusonline.com/september-19th.html

Rajee said...

tweeted @momsfocus