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Good to see that Billag money is spent wisely

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Old 03.06.2018, 19:17
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Why are SRF-people allowed to leave their personal email-address and real name?
Castro? Music Chick?
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Why are SRF-people allowed to leave their personal email-address and real name?
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it's to make Castro's moment of fame work: the expat helicopter dad
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Old 03.06.2018, 20:10
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Why are SRF-people allowed to leave their personal email-address and real name?
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I guess cos they're not personal, they're corporate / business..
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Why are SRF-people allowed to leave their personal email-address and real name?
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Yeah, someone might maliciously add it to a marketing mailing list or something.



Not me, obvs...
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Old 03.06.2018, 21:14
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Re: Safe way to school: GPS tracker for kids?

And electric shock collars for when they deviate into the sweetie shop

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Unfortunately GPS doesn't work where we live on account of the mountains so we have got round this problem by using very long bungee. One end is attached to our front door, the other to each child, then when they get to school, the teacher loops the bungee round a hook in the classroom so they do not get suddenly recalled in the middle of finger painting.

The exertion of pulling the bungee also helps keep the children fit.

It's a very good, lo-tech solution, and it might even be legal!
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

@Castro, and others not taking the mick,
I realise this post is old, but what tracker worked for you?

Don't want to re-spark the helicopter parenting debate, quite happy for my child to have his freedom, which is precisely why I eke out a living in CH and not London, but as a responsible parent, I need to look into this now.

Currently, looking at the devices from
https://tamolino.ch/ and https://www.weenect.com/

Curious about running costs (how much does the SIM use up, etc).

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Re: Kids GPS trackers

Both the ones you linked appear to use a 2G connection, so will become obsolete before the end of the year


https://tamolino.ch/betrieb-und-kosten/
https://www.weenect.com/en/frequent-...work-coverage/
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

I ordered a Tamolino last year and it didn't arrive for about 3 months..emailed every day in that time and got no response. Eventually got a refund off my CC.
We got the Weenect after that and had to use it for the first time today as my daughter wasn't home when expected and had to go and find her. It worked perfectly.
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Old 19.08.2020, 21:55
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Sunrise will keep supporting 2G before the end of 2024.
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Old 19.08.2020, 22:30
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

We chose https://traxfamily.com/
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How happy are you with it? Does it work well? Did you went for the 3G or 4G model?
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So meanwhile I decided to have a go with Trax and... it's alright but the device battery's just awful... I'm still looking into other alternatives... Trax's quite good because it brings the attaching piece that we can set on the kid's cloths and that way make it more difficult for someone to take it apart from the kid


But other than that... yeah... just build your own stuff with Traccar and some device (which I haven't decided on yet really).
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

Apple have recently bought out the AirTag, which might suit your needs (I'm looking into these myself, I currently have a Tractive tracker for my dog but am not entirely impressed with the signal).

https://www.apple.com/airtag/
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Apple have recently bought out the AirTag, which might suit your needs (I'm looking into these myself, I currently have a Tractive tracker for my dog but am not entirely impressed with the signal).

https://www.apple.com/airtag/

Airtags are bluetooth based (no GPS , no wifi, no 3G) - pretty useless in not to populated areas tbh.
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Our one got lost in the post. They couldn’t trace it.
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Old 13.06.2021, 20:55
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https://www.apple.com/airtag/
I used to have Tractive, but it kept breaking when my dog swam. I now have Pawfit, I think it's much better than Tractive. Could also be used on a child I suppose!
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I used to have Tractive, but it kept breaking when my dog swam. I now have Pawfit, I think it's much better than Tractive. Could also be used on a child I suppose!
Good to hear about a Tractive alternative, thanks Island Monkey!
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Re: Kids GPS trackers

We have been using Xplora since a couple of years and we are very happy. It is very convenient to check where the kid is, and for her to be able to call and ask to be out longer to play.

https://myxplora.de/
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