Lookout Mobile Security and T-Mobile have teamed up to create it easier to seek out your lost phone — by letting the device literally scream for facilitate.
In the time since the 2 firms entered a partnership in 2011, T-Mobile Android devices have come back preloaded with the Lookout Security & Antivirus app. Now, T-Mobile customers have access to a custom line-up of “Scream Tones” to assist realize a lost phone or pill. Users will make a choice from six loud sounds together with a wolf howl, train whistle, euro siren, a “beam me up” tone, the T-mobile jingle and Lookout’s original siren.
“We needed to produce a fun and distinctive method for T-Mobile customers to find their phones,” Alicia diVittorio, mobile safety advocate at Lookout, told Wired via email. “People have customized ring tones, thus it created good sense for us to increase the tone customization to the Scream alarm that a Lookout user sounds when attempting to seek out their phone.”
If (or when) you lose your Android device, you’ll be able to move to mylookout.com to find it on a Google map. Then you’ll be able to force your phone or pill to play the blaring siren — Lookout’s web site warns, “Caution: it’s terribly loud” — for sixty seconds or till you discover it. Lookout hopes to roll out even a lot of Scream Tones within the future, says diVittorio.
If you aren’t a T-Mobile client however still wish the advantages of Lookout Mobile Security, you’ll be able to realize the company’s Lookout Mobile Security and Lookout Labs apps accessible on Google Play, the place where all the apps and games for android you can get either a free or paid.
Here are samples of Lookout’s train whistle and wolf howl Scream Tones — simply imagine them taking part in a lot of louder and longer. (Wired)