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I have family tracker, how do I stop text messages to the locating phone?

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I recently purchased the family tracker for my daughter's phone. However, after trying it....she told me she received a text message notifying her that she was being tracked. Kinda stupid if you ask me! God forbid there was an abduction and the person then knew they were being tracked.  Anyway, does anyone know how I can turn that off (if it's even possible)??

Thanks:)

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Re: I have family tracker, how do I stop text messages to the locating phone?

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Hey there pmmcjkom12,

The family locator app is a great way to keep in touch with everyone and check on there whereabouts in times of emergencies.  The person being located does receive a message that they are trying to be located.  This is intended to protect privacy and there is no way to disable that feature at this time.

NicholasB_VZW
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Hey there pmmcjkom12,

The family locator app is a great way to keep in touch with everyone and check on there whereabouts in times of emergencies.  The person being located does receive a message that they are trying to be located.  This is intended to protect privacy and there is no way to disable that feature at this time.

NicholasB_VZW
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Yeah, TOTALLY waste of a service to send a message to my kid's phone. Nice one, Verizon. NOT.

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did this get fixed, stoping txt to the phone you are locating?

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really, what is the point, cancelling this service now

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galcee We surely want to make you you get the most out of our products and services. We can help address your specific concerns for the family safe guards app. Are you referring to family base? Please tell us more about your issue with the function of the application.

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Yes. I locate my son and he gets an email i am locating him. I am

(removed).  How do I stop these notifications. No one should get them but

my number above. I was planning on adding my two other children but now may

cancel the service. Thank you.

>>Personal information removed to comply with the Verizon Wireless Terms of Service<<

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Galcee,

We believe Family Locator is a great way to keep track of family! This service is set to always notify the participant that they are being located. I am sorry, but there is no override for this.

SarahO_VZW
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If they are on Android phones, use an app like Seekdroid.  You can set a passcode on the app so they can't disable or uninstall it.

If they're on iPhones..hopefully someone else can chime in.

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please cancel this service immediately.

thank you.

On Tue, Jul 8, 2014 at 12:19 PM, RushFan2112 <forums@verizonwireless.com>

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