AT&T is offering the free DriveMode app for BlackBerry users promoted to teen drivers.
Once downloaded, customers manually enable the app prior to driving, activating the text auto-reply feature. The app also allows disabling of emails, incoming and outgoing calls and Web browsing. When the app is turned off, user can view the calls, messages and emails as they normally would.
AT&T DriveMode also offers additional safety and convenience features, including:
- The "Allow List" lets users select up to five contact numbers - such as roadside assistance and family members - to send and receive calls while the app is running.
- 911 is an automatically approved number and easily dialable from the home screen.
- Music and Navigation settings allow one music and one navigation app to run while AT&T DriveMode is enabled.