One of the major concerns that we hear every day at ParentShield is the nasty shock of a surprise bill. All ‘normal’ Adult Mobile Phone networks allow expensive calls and SMS to premium rate numbers, and overseas numbers. Worse still, they will all allow ‘Phone-paid’ Services services that allow you to buy goods and services – adding the cost to your phone bill. These features are completely inappropriate on a child’s mobile.
ParentShield child-safe network completely blocks these services. No matter what you ( or your child! ) tries. It’s absolutely impossible to add to the bill in any way when the SIM is from ParentShield.
Premium rate numbers and those ‘shortcode’ numbers are often very tempting for young phone users excited to see what their new toy can do. So at ParentShield we always block every premium rate number and service from the outset. The big networks view this revenue as an important part of their business and really don’t see it as a problem.
ParentShield Permanently stops all tempting expensive services on Children’s Mobile Phones.
Some of these shortcodes can easily allow a normal adult phone service account to run up bills of hundreds of pounds very quickly. Nimble little fingers can easily send a few hundred text messages in a very short space of time. At £5 per message, that’s not cheap!
With your ParentShield account there is nothing to do – nothing to turn on, we simply block these numbers at the Network level, so whatever you, or your child does, there are never going to be any nasty billing surprises.