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Amber Alert GPS Child Locator Tracking Device

2.8 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
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  • Brand Name: Amber Alert GPS

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ASIN B008523JOO
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2.8 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

2.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #491 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Sports & Handheld GPS > Handheld GPS Units
#11,661 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Hunting & Fishing > Hunting > Hunting Accessories
#45,565 in Sports & Outdoors > Sports & Fitness > Accessories
Date First Available September 6, 2012

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I only had this thing for three days and noticed a few interesting, bugs. The battery drains very quickly. It got down to 5% in less than 24 hours by just sitting on the kitchen counter. The breadcruming feature is pretty cool; however, while sitting on the kitchen counter all night long, the map showed that the tracker has been running all over the neighborhood. So, either a mouse stole it and returned it back by breakfast time or my 5 y.o. daughter sneaked out of the house in the middle of the night, neither of which seem likely. We'll see how it works when she goes to school tomorrow, but so far, I don't know if I can trust it.

Update: After using the device for two and a half weeks, I ended up calling Amber Alert because the device was completely useless. It would work sporadically, go offline and stay offline for several hours or days. I would get an alert that the kid got to school when she is already back at home, etc. They said that they had a "bad batch", but the fact that the GPS would record coordinates around the block is normal. I don't know why and how? My iPhone always shows the correct coordinates. At first, they said that they did a firmware upgrade over the air and asked me to test it for a couple of days. I had no visual evidence of anything change on the device, but two days later called them back and said that the device is useless and nothing helped. They told me to send it back and they would replace it. It has been three weeks since I sent it. Today it was shipped back to me. I will report back. I asked to be credited for two months of service because the device didn't work right the first month and then they had it for another month. They only gave me 1 month credit. I was going to add a star for customer service, but this just subtracted the star back. Still two stars overall
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I completely agree with the review written by BienSur, this company has the worst possible customer service of any company I have ever had dealings with. I never agreed to any contract, purchased a device outright and they still tried to impose additional charges on cancellation.

Amber Alert GPS were more interested in threatening debt collectors that keeping a positive image. Disgusting, - you would think in the world of social media where word of mouth can spread faster than ever before - that they would think twice before forcing an argument over the sake of less than $35. Matt @ Amber Alert Billing - I'm looking at you. Never again.

Potential customers looking at this product - keep walking and head over to Pocketfinder instead.
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I wish I had the read the critical reviews more carefully - the contracts come with huge hidden fees and a terrible return policy. We never took ours out of the box and it will cost us about $500 between the cost of the unreturnable device and the cancellation fee.

I am very careful when reviewing contracts and terms and conditions, but was caught out by this. Their practices are really misleading, so be very careful if you are thinking of buying this - it will probably cost you more than you think!
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By BienSur on September 27, 2013
I'm not a fan. Their cancellation policy is RIDICULOUS! If you pay outright for a device but sign up for a two-year contract it's $199 to cancel. Now, even with Verizon, Sprint, etc... if you buy the hardware (phone) outright, you aren't charged a cancellation fee if you decide to end your service.

Amber Alert GPS? Nope. Besides paying them an initial hefty sum for barely working hardware + a monthly service fee you ALSO have to pay $199 just to cancel.

And God help you if you go directly through the company and chose a plan with a reduced-cost or free device included with it. THEN it's going to cost you upwards of $600 if you decide you no longer want or need it.
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Within the first month of having the GPS I had to send it back because it would text me that the target was outside the designated safe zone. It would scare me to death when this happened. It has happened again a couple of times after it was "fixed" but I got no answer from the company nor did they offer to fix it. The school system will not allow this GPS because they are concerned about the privacy of the children and the teachers and the fact that I could listen in to their conversations. When my kid went to field trips during summer school, it worked great and he was able to call me when he go hurt. I wish the school would accept it. The company charges to cancel the service ($300+) because you have to sign a contract and pay a monthly fee, so it is quite expensive to have a unit that I can't use for when the kid is at school. Call your school before you buy this product or you will be stuck with it for the rest of the contract.
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We found it too big to consistently place with our kid, and never used it. But if you don't return in the first couple of weeks, you are stuck with it. $200 down the drain.

We bought this device under an offer that we understood allowed us to buy the device and then do a month-by-month contract, because we paid a little more for the device upfront. They started billing us monthly ($14.99), and our subscription frequency said "1 month." Then we wanted to cancel, its an extra $200 cancellation fee. We tried to pull up the original terms and conditions online, but the page had been moved.

So bottom line, if you make a deliberate effort to try to not get tied into a long-term contract, they find a fairly deceptive way in the fine print to make you pay.
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