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“MegaFon,” MTS help Penza customers find each other

13:09 | 01.01.2015 | Society

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Penza, 1 January 2015. PenzaNews. “MegaFon” and MTS have announced their publicly available geolocation services. Now, along with earlier “Navigator” and “Locator” services, customers will be able to find where their relatives are using their gadgets using services “Radar” (MegaFon) and “Child supervision” (MTS).

These two services are employing LBS (Location Based Services) technology to determine the position of the gadget.

The main aim of the services is to pinpoint the location of younger and elder relatives. The joint user base of MTS and MegaFon that will work regardless of the chosen company works using an easy layout. A user will be able to see the position of his relative on the map, and lay down the “safe zones”: if the person leaves them, another phone receives a warning text message.

MTS customers will be able to monitor the movements of their children through text messages, Mpoisk.ru website and mobile app “Where are the children” for iOS and Android. Additional potential of the service, such as account credit and phone usage information, will only be able for MTS users. Any information is protected with a password.

MegaFon users will be able to locate their relatives using services of both companies through SMS, USSD, MegaFonPRO, Radar.megafon.ru and “Radar” mobile app for Android phones. Expanded “Radar+” functionality will be able to plot down movements of both relatives and MegaFon users, with a possibility to save the travelled routes for up to 60 days.

According to the mass marketing director of MTS Vyacheslav Nikolaev, MTS was the first of the Three Grand Mobile Companies to provide geolocation services for parents in 2008, and the “Child supervision” service opened in 2014 became highly demanded.

In his turn, new offers director of MegaFon Dmitry Yumashev pointed out that his company opened the first geolocation service in March of 2004 and has been developing relevant services for over ten years. 

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