FamilyBase gives parents the information they need to make guided decisions about setting limits on their kids’ phone use and the tools needed to manage their kids’ wireless activities.
Your days can be hectic. At Verizon Wireless we understand managing your family is a fulltime job. That s where Verizon FamilyBase comes in handy. FamilyBase gives parents the information they need to make guided decisions about setting limits on their kids phone use and the tools needed to manage their kids wireless activities. Texting at school, late night calls, even new friends can be identified with FamilyBase. All this new information helps parents teach their kids to be responsible wireless users.
Getting FamilyBase is easy. As an Account Owner simply go to familybase.vzw.com and sign to My Verizon to get started, or if you re already signed in, select Manage Family Safeguards & Controls from the left navigation on the My Verizon overview page and subscribe to FamilyBase. You can also download the Verizon FamilyBase app to subscribe.
FamilyBase includes a one month FREE trial, after that you pay only $4.99 per month, and that covers all the lines on your Verizon Wireless account.
In order to complete setup, you ll be prompted to choose your Parent Lines and then choose Child Lines for which you ll want to see activity. Next accept the Terms and Conditions and click Continue. You ll receive a link via text to download the iPhone or Android parent application. To use the app, simply sign in with your My Verizon mobile number or user name and password.
Once you are subscribed to FamilyBase, you now have access to your personalized Dashboard where you can view activity and set controls for each of your kids phones.
If any of your kids have an Android phone, choose Get Companion App from their activity page to get additional features like on-demand lock , app usage , and contact names. We suggest that you have your kid s Android phone with you to receive instructions via text message about downloading the Companion Application.
From the Activity tab within the Dashboard, you ll be able to view text, call and app details over the past 7 days. To see all activity for any given day, choose All Activity .
When selecting the Contacts tab you ll see a ranking of all your kid s contacts in order of who they text or talk to the most. If you have concerns about their interaction with a specific contact, you can flag them to your watchlist and receive immediate notifications about activity between your kid and that specific contact. From the Notifications tab , you can even setup alerts to be notified immediately about any specific activity or choose to receive a weekly summary e-mail for each of your kids.
FamilyBase gives you the option to restrict certain times that your kids use their phones. This really comes in handy during school hours, dinner-
time, and late at night. To access this feature, simply select the Controls tab. From here you can set scheduled time restrictions, which will prevent your kids from using their phones during those specified times. If they have the Companion App, you ll also notice from the Controls Dashboard that you have the option to immediately lock your kid s phone in 30-minute increments. To unlock the phone simply select Unlock . Don t worry; your kid can always access 911 in an emergency, even if the phone is locked.
You can set limits on the amount of data, voice or messaging you want to allow your kid to use by selecting Manage Usage Limits from the Controls page. You can also create an always Trusted and an always Blocked Contacts list to control who your kid can connect with.
If you re using the FamilyBase mobile app, to view each of your kids activities, swipe to the right. Tap on activity for a summary, and to view detailed information. Next to your kid s phone, expand the dropdown to view who they talk or text with the most. If your kid has the Android Companion App, you ll also be able to view app usage from the dropdown. From the settings menu, you can update the phone names or change the time zone for your kid s phone. The FamilyBase mobile app gives you the information you need, even while you re on-the-go!
Just think of FamilyBase as your all access pass to everything family; Giving you the tools you need to help teach your kids how to use their phones safely and responsibly.
Ask questions, or share your opinions on Verizon Wireless products and services.
Got something to ask us? We're happy to help.
Post a support question on our wall and get a response from a Verizon Expert.