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T-Mobile FamilyMode: Keeping Track Of Your Family’s Digital Life

T-Mobile FamilyMode: Keeping Track Of Your Family’s Digital Life


*Thanks to T-Mobile FamilyMode app and device, keeping track of my family’s digital life is now even more convenient and easier!  This post is sponsored by T-Mobile. 

How to keep track of your family's digital life with T-Mobile FamilyMode app and device. Get all the details at HipMamasPlace.com!

Technology is in every aspect of our lives today. Did you notice that things are getting even more convenient and easier to achieve because of new technologies?

Get all the details here about T-Mobile FamilyMode - an app and device combo launched on June 29 by T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” that helps you manage your family’s digital life across all of your devices.

I am grateful for technology as a tool to make our lives better. But as a parent, it also becomes a concern as far as putting my kids’ online activities and screen time under control. I want to make sure that my kids are safe online, knowing what sites they’re visiting, or that they’re not spending too much time on social media. Yes, in this digital day and age, unfortunately, we parents face issues that simply didn’t exist 50 years ago!

T-Mobile FamilyMode app has been a very helpful tool that helps me and my husband set daily screen time limits, filter unwanted apps & content, pause the internet, monitor app & internet usage, track physical locations for every member of our family, and so much more!

Get this: a recent data shows the average US family has five or more connected devices and kids receive their first cell phone by age 10. Kids also spend an average of 19 hours per week across their connected devices. That’s 1,064 hours per year! But with each new screen comes additional concerns for parents — 68% feel a lack of control over their kids’ online habits and 71% worry about kids’ screen time.

Why I Love T-Mobile FamilyMode 

Enter T-Mobile FamilyMode – an app and device combo launched on June 29 by T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” that helps you manage your family’s digital life across all of your devices. The app gives you control over your kids’ phones wherever they are and T-Mobile FamilyMode Home Base connects to your home’s Wi-Fi, giving you control over your other connected screens.

While the carriers’ solutions only cover the devices connected to their networks, T-Mobile FamilyMode lets us do all these on our kids’ phones, tablets, gaming consoles, laptops, smart TVs and the other Wi-Fi-connected devices in our home. 

I find that the T-Mobile FamilyMode app has been a very helpful tool that helps me and my husband set daily screen time limits, filter unwanted apps & content, pause the internet, monitor app & internet usage, track physical locations for every member of our family, and so much more!

Here, I explain to you in detail how we use T-Mobile FamilyMode app and device in our home:

*Control data usage (pause or resume access whenever) on devices with the app installed – In the summer, our kids tend to try to go to bed later (you know, ‘because we don’t have to wake up early for school tomorrow’ excuse). Well, with this feature, I get to pause my kids’ internet usage on their laptops, phones, tablets and smart tv’s. So when we say, it’s time for bed at 10pm, we really mean it’s time to sleep at 10pm. No more playing with their devices in bed ‘til midnight. It’s so easy to set this pause and resume feature on the app settings!

*Provides real-time location information and monitoring.  While most of us parents always know where our kids are, this feature on the T-Mobile FamilyMode app has been very helpful in finding misplaced phones around the house. If you’re out shopping at the mall with your kids or out at a park and your child wanders off, this feature will help you find your child quickly.  With real-time location information and monitoring, you’ll have peace of mind because you can check in on where your kids are as long as they have their phone… anytime, anywhere.

*Filter web content/See device usage. My husband and I are very aware of the apps and content our kids read or sites they visit online. My 13 year old is obsessed with both his Nintendo Switch and Xbox video games and will sometimes want to buy add-ons and go to other gaming sites that he’s not allowed to do on his own. So but with this feature, we get to see his online activities and usage and we filter the sites that we don’t want him and his little brother to go to (including adult and extremely violent gaming sites).

*Easier in-home device management to Wi-Fi connected devices with the FamilyMode Home Base.  I love that our family now has an easier, more convenient way to manage and control usage on all of our electronic devices – our kids’ computers, smart TV’s, Xbox and other video gaming consoles, iPads and phones. Not that my kids will sneak around parental controls by jumping on Wi-Fi, but if your kids do, the comprehensive solution that T-Mobile FamilyMode offers got you covered!

With T-Mobile FamilyMode - an app and device combo launched on June 29 by T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” - I can manage my family’s digital life across all of our devices easier and more conveniently!

I’m so thankful that we have T-Mobile FamilyMode. I feelmore confident  about letting my kids venture onto their iPads, video game consoles and into the app store now without having to check on them all the time.

How To Sign Up for T-Mobile FamilyMode + Cost

Beginning June 29, sign up for T-Mobile FamilyMode in T-Mobile retail stores, online or by calling 1-800-T-MOBILE. Then, just download the T-Mobile FamilyMode app from the app store on your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet! The T-Mobile FamilyMode app is just $10/month for all T-Mobile customers on a qualifying T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice plan, and for business customers with 12 lines or less.

Adding the Home Base device is simple – just pick one up at any T-Mobile store or call 1-800-T-MOBILE (existing customers can dial 611 from their T-Mobile phone).  The Home Base is yours currently at a promo rate of just $20 – a savings of $80 off the suggested retail price for a limited time! T-Mobile FamilyMode is available to all T-Mobile postpaid customers on a T-Mobile ONE or Simple Choice consumer plan.

For more details about the T-Mobile FamilyMode, you can go here or follow them on Facebook or Twitter for the latest news and updates!

If you’re looking into getting a new mobile service for your family,  then get the T-Mobile ONE family accounts (two or more lines) which also include ALL these Un-carrier benefits at no extra cost, like:

  • Family Allowances:you can monitor talk and text usage on the lines on your T-Mobile account. For families, this is a great way for parents to manage their kids’ smartphone activity
  • Netflix On Us: through an exclusive partnership, get a standard 2-screen subscription at no extra charge
  • Simple Global: unlimited text and data roaming and low flat-rate calling in 140+ countries
  • Mobile Without Borders: use your device in Mexico and Canada with unlimited talk, text, and data and up to 5GB of 4G LTE
  • GogoInflight: get unlimited texting all flight long and 1 free hour of smartphone Wi-Fi on all domestic flights
  • DIGITS: use up to five numbers on one device, or use one number on multiple devices
  • MobileHotspot: connect all your devices to the internet with included tethering data
  • Un-contract: only you have the power to change the price you pay
  • Carrier Freedom: we help cover your switching costs
  • T-Mobile Tuesdays: get thanked with free stuff every week just for being a customer

So what do you think about the T-Mobile FamilyMode app and device? Tell me in the comments!

Jocelyn Brown
Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. 07/27/2018 / 4:25 am

    I think this is GENIUS. I’m happy to be a T-Mobile customer & able to take advantage of this awesome software. Thanks for all the details and helpful tips.

  2. Calvin
    07/25/2018 / 5:13 pm

    Handy to keep track of family members

  3. Michele Soyer
    07/20/2018 / 5:47 pm

    If I had small children I would need this….

  4. 07/20/2018 / 11:36 am

    I think every family should have this. Thanks for sharing.

  5. kim
    07/19/2018 / 9:48 pm

    This sounds like a fabulous app and device! So perfect for families and I will definitely check into it further.

  6. 07/18/2018 / 12:14 pm

    Wow, that is so nice to know! I am not sure if the same thing is being offered by our telecom but I hope so. Very useful especially for families.

  7. 07/17/2018 / 10:15 pm

    This sounds like a wonderful plan. I’m in the market to switch carriers. I have to look into T-Mobile.

  8. 07/17/2018 / 6:07 pm

    We have a TMobile plan and it’s fabulous. We get great amount of data for a very good price. It’s a smart move over some of the other carriers.

  9. 07/17/2018 / 3:30 pm

    It’s really important to make sure your family’s safe while browsing online. I think this device is something that parents will especially appreciate. It’s definitely a must have for families!

  10. 07/17/2018 / 2:32 pm

    This sounds awesome! I have not heard about the T-Mobile Family Mode before. This would have been awesome to have when my children were teenagers and still lived at home.

  11. 07/17/2018 / 2:14 pm

    I need this in our life! Having a daughter that is almost 13, that is just starting out really checking out the internet, this would be ideal.

  12. Tim
    07/17/2018 / 1:27 pm

    Now more than ever parental control over kids technology is important. So many ways they can get in trouble with online connections and mobile devices. Will have to look into this program from T-Mobile. Looks good!

  13. 07/17/2018 / 7:04 am

    I wish T-Mobile worked good in my area!! They always seem to have such great prices on their phones and plans!!

  14. 07/17/2018 / 4:48 am

    If I had a TMobile phone then I would like to have this application to keep track of things my son is viewing.

  15. 07/16/2018 / 11:44 pm

    My husband and I were just testing an app last night that can filter sites that can be visited when we’re connected to the same network. This is especially useful for kids or for employees in the office.

  16. 07/16/2018 / 11:30 pm

    There were no cell phones or home computers when I was young. It’s great to see services like this becoming available as tech evolves.

  17. Lisa Rios
    07/16/2018 / 9:07 pm

    Wow! Family Mode sounds like a spectacular way to put your worries to rest about what your kids are doing and where they are going on devices. I love how you have so much control.

  18. 07/16/2018 / 4:09 pm

    This would have come in really handy when we had all the children at home and they all had phones. WI can see where families would use this all the time to keep track of data.

  19. 07/16/2018 / 2:32 pm

    We’re under Metro PCS which is under TMobile and we loved it. Although I don’t think Metro offers these kinds of stuff but the family plan is great.

  20. 07/16/2018 / 2:17 pm

    I love T-Mobile Family plans especially since 2 of the kids are now teens. This app helps me keep up with their online life and gives me peace of mind.

  21. 07/16/2018 / 2:07 pm

    This is a great idea to monitor and limit kids’ screen time. I sometimes think I should set a timer on myself for working on a screen too much.

  22. 07/16/2018 / 1:55 pm

    Now this sounds like a really interesting way to keep track of what everyone is up to and spending when it comes to their mobiles. Well done on T-Mobile for offering something like this!

  23. 07/16/2018 / 1:29 pm

    This is a clever idea! I love that there are apps like this to help parents. Screen time should be limited (I remember my mom saying the same about TV time!) and what a nice way to help.

  24. 07/16/2018 / 12:35 pm

    This is great in order to keep up and limit screen time for the kids. I like all the added benefits too. This is a must-have for families.

  25. robin rue
    07/16/2018 / 12:31 pm

    Family plans are the best idea ever, We are on one with a different service provider and we are so happy with all the savings.

  26. 07/15/2018 / 3:59 pm

    Honestly, I’m most psyched about the Netflix part! Lol, all the perks are good incentives, though.

  27. 07/15/2018 / 12:51 pm

    Sounds like a great idea! They don’t have T-Mobile in UK anymore but I think they’re still pretty big elsewhere

  28. Alicia Hewitt
    07/14/2018 / 9:18 pm

    We use T-Mobil and I didn’t know they offered this. I’m always trying to find ways to keep up with what the kids are doing so I’m going to definitely utilize this! Thank you so much for sharing!

  29. 07/14/2018 / 7:37 pm

    In India I had never heard about T-Mobile to be honest. But this read is good.. It is a cool gadget..

  30. Jennifer Prince
    07/14/2018 / 6:24 pm

    Oh this is such a great app! It seems as though everyone is getting busier nowadays, and this would help know who needs to be where when.

  31. Dogvills
    07/14/2018 / 5:20 pm

    Okay, some people might call this “helicopter parenting,” but I think it is a good thing to have. Children must realize that being given a smartphone and access to the internet is a privilege, and not a right, and that they should also put in mind that privileges can be revoked.

  32. 07/14/2018 / 5:03 pm

    That sounds so intriguing! IS this app available in India? I would love to try it !

  33. 07/14/2018 / 4:51 pm

    Family app plans are such a great idea. Will definitely consider this for when we have kids.

  34. Annemarie LeBlanc
    07/14/2018 / 8:30 am

    This would be a nifty little gadget for parents with young children. Mine are all grown ups now and they know very well that using the internet means being responsible too. I will recommend this to my family and friends, especially my sister who has two teenagers.

  35. Rosey
    07/14/2018 / 3:49 am

    I didn’t know this was something you could get. How wonderful. There are so many to keep track of too, even with just two kids in the house!

  36. Jeanine
    07/14/2018 / 2:37 am

    Wow this is really great. I like being able to keep track of everything going on in the family digital wise so this would be wonderful, especially my kids!

  37. 07/14/2018 / 1:48 am

    I think this is a wonderful idea! Sometimes not a world that’s so technology forward, having the control to disconnect and also control what you’re kiddos do from their phone is a must!!

  38. 07/14/2018 / 1:36 am

    That’s really important. It’s nice to be able to keep track of your family’s digital life especially when it comes to the kids. It’s really going to help keep them safe from the dangers of the internet.

  39. Michelle H.
    07/13/2018 / 9:23 pm

    I have another carrier, but I think this is a great idea. Kids are also able to get online and connect to social media without phone service via the internet and that should be watched too.

  40. 07/13/2018 / 7:14 pm

    I really love tools like this. They really help to give us peace of mind.

    • 07/16/2018 / 3:04 pm

      Piece of mind is so important and the technology of T-Mobile is great. I will think about this carrier when I upgrade.

  41. 07/13/2018 / 5:19 pm

    My kids are always on the go so it is important that I am able to monitor their location. I don’t have T-Mobile but this seems like the carrier we all need.

  42. 07/13/2018 / 5:09 pm

    With everyone in our house being online, this would be a need to help us keep everyone in order. Isn’t technology great?

  43. 07/13/2018 / 4:22 pm

    I hadn’t heard they had this available. What a great idea I know I could do with one myself as I really want to limit the children’s screen time.

  44. 07/13/2018 / 3:35 pm

    I didn’t realize the TMobile family plans had so many different ways to control use of phone. I think it’s pretty cool. If I ever put my daughter on my plan I will have to use it.

  45. 07/13/2018 / 12:55 pm

    I always worry about children and phones and I don’t even have any yet! I’ll definitely remember this x

  46. Elizabeth O
    07/13/2018 / 10:12 am

    This looks like such an awesome product indeed! It would be such a great thing to have when you have children to keep an eye on what they are doing online.

  47. 07/13/2018 / 10:01 am

    That looks like a very useful app for when my daughter grows up old enough to have a fun. I think it is important for parents to monitor and limit children’s access.

  48. 07/13/2018 / 8:44 am

    Hmmm this is an interesting gadget. Too bad it’s not yet available here in our country. It would be nice to have that and keep tabs on everybody. But I have yet to bug gadgets for the little ones first. 😀

  49. Karla
    07/13/2018 / 7:30 am

    Awesome tool! I’ve been thinking of having one too for my family! Thanks for sharing!

  50. 07/13/2018 / 7:27 am

    Wow, I never knew there is such thing. I guess I too added this just to make sure kids are on the right trek and dont cross into wrong borders. It did give the parents the control over what they see.

  51. 07/12/2018 / 11:26 pm

    This is something I really need to have in my life with three kids on the net. I love anything that helps me keep track of my family’s digital life.

  52. Jenn E
    07/12/2018 / 10:57 pm

    I think the FamilyMode app and device is an awesome tool that every family needs. I definitely need one in our house!

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