AT&T on Tuesday unveiled the new SpareOne Emergency Phone, a 3G device that is powered by AA batteries to provide connectivity even when the lights are out.
According to AT&T, the SpareOne’s features include a glow in the dark keyboard, a flashlight, a panic siren and a SOS signal. The device also comes with an “Emergency” button that allows users to send a call, email or text alert to up to nine “guardians” with their location information.
Available for just under $60, the device comes with a $25 annual service plan that includes two hours of talk time and the SpareOne’s Locate and Alert Service. The SpareOne is not capable of receiving text messages. Users must be in an AT&T coverage area to make or receive calls, the company said.
The SpareOne will be available starting Nov. 6.