I am not sure how I feel about PhonEnforcer. It is one of those apps that the people who really need it would never install it. PhonEnforcer takes things one step further than the traditional driving app (like DriveSafe.ly) by TURNING OFF your BlackBerry when you are driving.
They actually have five different offerings for their app ranging from free to $25.99 which you can see below. Todd actually brought up the point that a spouse or significant other could use to to ensure the person is not distracted by driving but that just feels kind of evil… What do you think? Would you consider installing PhonEnforcer?
PhonEnforcer Basic/Trial package – Free
The package will turn off the cell phone when the cell phone is traveling at more than 9 mph. User enters email or text addresses at installation. PhonEnforcer sends messages to these addresses when PhonEnforcer is automatically turned on.
PhonEnforcer Standard package – $14.99
The package will turn off the cell phone using customized settings. User enters (and can change) email or text addresses. PhonEnforcer sends messages of activity to these addresses. User enters the speed at which the phone will be turned off. User can manually turn off PhonEnforcer when the user is not driving (for example, when the user is a passenger). User can manually turn on PhonEnforcer.
PhonEnforcer Standard package with Automatic Restart – $19.99
Includes all the features in the Standard package PLUS the cell phone is automatically turned on after PhonEnforcer has turned off the phone. The user sets the elapsed time after which the phone is turned on. PhonEnforcer will continue to turn off the phone if the phone is traveling faster than the turn off speed.
PhonEnforcer Hands Free/Text Detector package – $24.99
Includes all the features in the Standard package with Automatic Restart PLUS the user is allowed to operate the phone normally in hands free mode. PhonEnforcer will turn off the phone if Bluetooth is not active or if a headset is not plugged in. PhonEnforcer will also turn off the phone if a text or email is sent.
PhonEnforcer Special Notification package – $25.99
Includes all the features in the Standard package EXCEPT the phone is not turned off. Instead of turning off the phone, PhonEnforcer sends messages every 20 seconds when the user is on a call and the user is traveling faster than the turn off speed. PhonEnforcer also sends messages when a text or email is sent and the user is traveling faster than the turn off speed.
You can find more information about PhonEnforcer at www.turnoffthecellphone.com