Basking Ridge, NJ - June 16th 2010: by 1800Mobiles Editorial Team
Verizon Wireless' Usage Controls are available on most cell phones for $4.99/month per line. The cell phone parental controls will allow:
Set voice and messaging allowances – your kids will be limited to an allotted amount of voice minutes and text messages during a determined billing cycle. The parent gets a notification from Verizon Wireless, by signing up to receive free text alerts, if those limits are reached. Grounding your kids for trying to bankrupt the family is optional.
Time Restrictions: parents can now designate specific times for when their kids are allowed to use their cell phones. Hopefully their grades will improve as the amount of distractions during homework time is restricted.
Block Phone Numbers: parents can create lists of blocked numbers to prevent both unwanted calls and text messages from being received or sent. Parents can also create lists of trusted numbers, like relatives numbers and 911.
Blocking Data Downloads: Kids used to spend more time talking on the phone than any other feature available. Nowadays, text and data products (ringtones, ringback tones, games and applications) are the most popular features available to them. Parents can prevent their children to buy data products by putting a block on the account, including. Many Parental blocks are free and available through My Verizon.
How to monitor and track your family's wireless bill: One can always access that info on My Verizon, available online and on Verizon Wireless cell phones.
You can always get the latest bill/usage info by dialing "#646" or "#MIN" and hit Send from your cell phone. You will receive a free text message right away with current and accurate airtime usage.
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