Unlike other “free” services, Claris Companion doesn’t display advertising or sell your loved one’s personal information. As a result, we need to cover our costs allowing us to include your data plan (for 4G devices), servers for device monitoring, unlimited text messaging, photo/video encoding and hosting, managed email services, technical support, and free upgrades to new features. We are continually investing in development and pay monthly for highly-reliable server hosting in order to provide a personal, safe, and secure online service. Your monthly subscription fee helps us protect your loved one online and provides you with peace of mind.