ParentShield not only protects children, it also protects their parents.
Unlike every other network, we aggressively block everything that could lead to an increased bill. MMS, overseas numbers, Text Shortcodes, Premium rate numbers, Directory enquiries etc are all blocked.
Once the phone has reached its monthly usage limits, the only numbers that can be called are the two special “home” numbers so they can always call and text home without having to top up.
This is particularly important in a child’s mobile phone as it’s quite normal on a basic adult PAYG service for children to use all of their allowance and then there is no option other than to top up extra so they can still call home.
If you are going abroad, just give us a call, a text or use the handy form on the ParentShield App. This will allow us to enable calls to and from that country. In most cases this is free of charge but will vary depending on the country.
Mobile Companies LOVE! children
The big 4 adult mobile companies LOVE! children. Mostly because they are very likely to spend a fortune for their parents on premium-rate calls or sms shortcodes, MMS or overseas numbers. In the industry this is called “breakages” and it’s a huge source of revenue.
ParentShield contracts are all capped SIM-Only contracts so the price you see is the price you pay. If you choose not to top up for extra minutes or texts or data, there is absolutely nothing the child can to to change that. No premium rate numbers to call, and no expensive MMS or shortcode SMS that will add to the bill.