03-17-2011 9:31 AM
I would like like to submit a common sense ideal to prevent texting and driving. Now almost every phone has a GPS built into them Why enact a feature that the phone not permit texting receive a text when the GPS senses it moving over 10 MPH. This could be a service provided by subscription to parents or even built into future phones hardware. In cases the Person in a moving vehicle is receiving a text the sender would receive a an auto text stating the phone is in motion and the receiver will receive the text at a more appropriate time.
A feature as I am describing would save countless lives and would be socially responsible for your industry to implement.
03-17-2011 11:26 AM
That solution isn't very practical as it would require the GPS to be running all the time which would severely drain the battery. A lot of phones would be dead within an hour.
Vehicle and Cellular handset manufactures need to work together to create a system where the vehicle while in motion, emits a signal in the vehicle cabin to force all phones in the vehicle to only allow 911 emergency calls.
03-18-2011 1:32 PM
Thanks for your post! AT&T currently offers two great apps that address this issue, iZup and tXtBlocker (for BlackBerry devices.) You can check them out at the AT&T AppCenter here http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/rin
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