At&T offers a tool called “Smart limits for wireless” which allows limits to be set in the following areas:

  • Number of text and instant messages
  • Who the phone can call or text (incoming and outgoing) by blocking or allowing certain numbers
  • Dollar amount of downloadable purchased (ringtones, games and more)
  • Set times the phone can send messages, place and receive calls
  • Control content which may be inappropriate for children
  • Amount of web browsing/data usage allowed 

Users receive alerts when limits are being approached. Once a user approaches or meets the limit, the user will not be able to engage in the activity until the next billing cycle.

Limits do not affect a person being able place a call to 911, or contact “allowed” numbers.

At a reasonable price per month, this is a “family enhancing” and life sustaining product.  

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