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Loopt announced today that they are teaming up with Sprint to offer their friend tracking service on select Sprint/Nextel phones (about 25 of them) at a cost of just less than $3 per month.

"loopt is the only social mapping service that can automatically update the location of everyone in a user’s private network of friends and display that information directly on a map on the phone. loopt even sends an alert when a friend is near, putting an end to missed connections in the mall, at the movies or around town. It also allows users to send messages to groups
of friends or send proximity messages to friends when they are nearby, so they never miss an opportunity to meet up."

"loopt is the social mapping leader in offering effective privacy controls and safety features for end users. For example, loopt is 100% permission-based and users share location information only with their loopt-friends via private networks. In addition, loopt users can easily turn location-sharing on or off at any time on a friend-by-friend basis or
for all friends at once. loopt regularly works with organizations such as the Family Online Safety Institute, ConnectSafely.org, Cyber Safety Advisory Board, and is TRUSTe certified."

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Author: Andy