Take a look...
FIRST - I hooked up his phone and under the contacts setting, I installed my personal phone number and added a default picture to my name. The photo was of ME with a really surprised look on my face. You will see the picture, in the video, below. When I call Ty, the message reads, "MOM calling!"
THIRD, I called Ty's cell phone, with MY phone, while Darren recorded the Ty's reaction with Darren's phone. See below.
FOURTH, Ty finds his phone, by following the ringing. Looks at it. And walks directly into my room to find me and hug me.
It was seriously the sweetest moment between us in a long while. He was super excited and was NOT expecting it AT ALL.
Below is the entire moment in sequence!We chose to stick with the cell phone provider WE use, which is Verizon, because we feel confident in their reception. We also chose to get him an iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7's were just about to come out and the price had dropped by $200.00. It's also what Darren and I have. In hind sight, we probably could have gone with a cheaper cell phone provider, offering more GB for a cheaper monthly bill, but I need his service to be reliable and I am not familiar with any other cell phone companies and how their service reception is.
It's really nice being able to get a hold of TY whenever we need to. We have also downloaded the app, Life 360. We are able to track Ty wherever he's at, have access to how much battery life he has, and whether or not his phone is turned on or off. It's a good way to make sure your child is where they say they are going to be at all times. And as morbid as this sounds, in the event they are missing, you can very easily locate them. #Milestones
PS. Back tracking.... a month before this happened, look who was counting his biggie bank in hopes of making his own cell phone purchase on his own. He has a hard time realizing, it's NOT the purchase of the actual phone that is expensive... it's the monthly BILL!