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BlackBerry® Z10

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Posts: 101
Registered: ‎09-14-2012
My Device: Playbook 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, Z10
My Carrier: Wind Mobile

Re-target Blackberry Protect as a locator for seniors and children

I have tried Blackberry Protect on the Z10. It works very well in locating the Z10. 

Z10 (BB10 OS) does not require a BIS plan, any wireless Internet connection or WiFi Internet connection will do.


The application I am thinking of is only needed once in a blue moon or very infrequent - to locate a senior or a child who carries a Z10 phone that is set up with the Blackberry Protect.


My questions are:

1) Is this a push application? Meaning there will be no data consumption from polling. Data only consumed when there is a request to track or locate. This is needed to figure out what minimum data plan is required for such an aplication.


2) Will Blackberry Protect work without a data connection? Meaning can it just use the voice channel to do the locating? This would even be greater! Save the data plan.

Perhaps this would be a great feature to have if not already there - sending location via text message to the Blackberry Protect website that converts the coordinates into a map location for display!!!