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All treats, no tricks: U.S. Cellular boosts your Halloween

Published: Friday, Oct. 27, 2017 10:02 a.m. CST

As Halloween approaches, kids dream of endless supplies of candy. On the other hand, parents think about how to keep their Trick or Treaters safe as they roam the neighborhood streets. U.S. Cellular has tips on how to use smartphones to get into the holiday’s spooky spirit. In addition to important safety apps, there are some frighteningly good apps that adults can download to become more creative and a better ghostbuster.

“Halloween is a family-favorite holiday, and U.S. Cellular has ideas on how to use your smartphone – such as the iPhone 8 or Samsung Galaxy Note8 – to have fun while also keeping tabs on kids as they Trick or Treat,” said Mike Adams, U.S. Cellular’s director of sales for Iowa and Nebraska. “At Halloween, U.S. Cellular’s reliable network makes it easier than ever to access and share information and engage in fun, enriching activities with family members.”

You can utilize a mobile device in various ways for Halloween:

Family Locator: You can keep tabs on trick-or-treating family members with this free app. It allows parents to see kids’ locations in real time and get notifications when they reach their destination.

Red Panic Button: In case of emergency, parents can ensure they are reachable at a moment’s notice. A press of the button sends an SMS and email with a link to Google Maps and GPS coordinates to everyone in the panic contact list.

Make a Zombie: This allows you to raise your own pet zombie for Halloween. You can create your own zombie with this app by putting together unique hairstyles, heads, eyes, torso, clothes and other body parts. You can create more than one and unleash them on Twitter and Facebook. (iOS only)

Shoot the Zombirds: The game allows you to take charge as a pumpkin-headed boy to save all the little pumpkin children. Your only objective is to shoot down the zombie birds before they take those precious pumpkiddos away. You collect points and coins at each spooky and haunted level.

Ghost Radar: The free app takes Halloween safety to a paranormal level by alerting users to any possible paranormal activity in the area. Ghost Radar takes various readings on the device and includes a voice to announce when interesting words have been detected.

Halloween House: You can customize your Android device with a haunted house, designed by you. Halloween House includes dozens of exclusive icons, live, 3D dynamic wallpapers, interactive themes and sounds.