For any parent who has given their child a cell phone line on their Verizon Wireless plan, they probably know what it is like to worry whether they will exceed the monthly plan allowance. If you have been in that position or are putting off getting said youth a phone due to this quam, I’d like to introduce you to Verizon Usage Controls.
Adding this system is as simple as adding any other feature to one or more of your phone lines. It costs $4.99 for every line you wish to monitor and allows you to restrict and view voice minutes, messaging and data usage, and even content downloads such as ringtones. The controlled line will receive a free text message when they are nearing their usage limit while the account owner will receive a message when the allowance has been met.Usage controls can be monitored and adjusted via your online MyVerizon account.
Usage controls also enables you to block up to twenty phone numbers as opposed the standard five numbers lines are alloted to block for free. To be even more secure, you have the ability to create Trusted Number lists. The phone would then only be able to contact the people who you designate as safe contacts, and also prevent the likelihood of going above the allotted usage amounts.
Experience total control when you can’t always be there. Create up to ten time period restrictions. Calls are stopped during restricted times, such as when the person is in school. At this point, they would only be able to dial the Trusted Numbers you have established or place calls to 911. Messaging (text, picture and even messaging with online social websites) will also be blocked unless it is being sent or received from a Trusted Number.
Express Verizon welcomes you to contact us for more information regarding Usage Controls and how they may be beneficial to use with the lines on your account.
– Sarah and your friends at Express Verizon