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NTTDoCoMo delivers child-friendly service and handset
Posted: 25-Nov-2005 [Source: NTT DoCoMo]

[NTT DoCoMo launches new "imadoco search" location service, allowing parents to monitor their children's whereabouts, along with the FOMA SA800i child-friendly handset.]

Tokyo -- The FOMA SA800i child-friendly handset from NTT DoCoMo launches featuring functions and compatible services designed to help keep children safe. It is configured for easy use by children, and its rounded shape resembles a cocoon to emphasize the phone's child-oriented security features.

The handset has an alarm of about 100 decibels that children can quickly switch on in the case of an emergency. If the child activates the alarm, the handset will call up to three registered numbers with a voice message alert at regular intervals until all registered numbers pick up, or until a password is entered into the child's handset. Also, parents signed up for the "imadoco search" location service can set their phones to automatically receive e-mails announcing the child's physical location, and the e-mails will continue at regular intervals.

The parents who are signed up for imadoco search can also set their phones to receive an automatic e-mail of the child's location when the child's handset is turned off. Moreover, even after the child's handset is switched off, it is possible to receive e-mails of the phone's whereabouts in 15-, 30- or 60-minute intervals. The e-mails continue until a password is entered into either the parent's or child's handset.

The battery can be secured with a special screw to prevent it from being removed and the phone deactivated. The screw must be removed with a special tool.

Additional child-oriented features are available when the phone is set to "Kids' mode." Menu and instruction screens replace more difficult Chinese characters with simple Japanese alphabetic script ("hiragana" characters). The phone can be set to remain on until the child enters a password. Parents can use another password to prevent children from changing the handset's security and network settings.

The handset also has a direct call function. When the user presses the call button, contact information for up to five registered people pops up on the screen, making it easier to call or e-mail them.

The SA800i is compatible with "Kids' i-mode," a service for FOMA i-mode subscribers. The service will restrict access to unofficial i-mode sites to prevent children from viewing adult content. The "Kids' i-menu" will list only content suitable for children. There is no monthly fee for the service, but packet communication charges will apply.

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