With school just around the corner, it is important to keep in touch with your family. Coordinating schedules, extra curricular activities, and just figuring out who is where can be a daunting task. With T-Mobile’s new Family Allowances plan, it will be easier to stay in touch while managing the family’s phone service.
Family Allowances is currently available from T-Mobile and is designed for parents to easily manage when and how their family members use their T-Mobile® phones and service.
Parents can give their children an upfront monthly wireless allowance that works on all the phones offered by T-Mobile. It is thought that this will help eliminate the concern about surprise overages. Parents can set and change limits for minutes, messages and downloads (e.g., games, ring tones and wallpaper) using an online tool.
Once the allowance is reached, the feature shuts off service for that specific element and parents receive a notification. Parents can stay in contact with their family members by setting up “Always AllowedSM” numbers that will continue to connect, even after allowances have been spent. Additional controls are available so parents can also choose to set allowances on features such as unlimited calling.
With Family Allowances, parents can choose to establish additional limits on the time of day a phone may be used, set allowances to zero to prohibit the use of minutes, messages or downloads (other than to “Always Allowed” numbers), and establish numbers that are blocked from calling or sending messages to any phone on their family plan.
“Parents across the country want their teens to have a mobile phone to stay in contact, but also want that phone to be used responsibly,” said Lisa Brown, director, marketing at T-Mobile USA. “With Family Allowances, parents get peace of mind knowing they can reach their sons and daughters, without having to worry about surprise bills. They can also reward their teens for responsible phone use by increasing their allowance.”
T-Mobile believes that Family Allowances is beneficial to all family members because it eliminates the surprise of unexpected monthly bills and can teach responsible phone use. T-Mobile will continue to offer Web Guard, a free-of-charge feature that restricts access to certain adult-themed (18 and over) web sites.
Family Allowances is now available in the coming weeks at select T-Mobile retail stores and online. Parents can manage all lines within their T-Mobile family plan for the introductory rate of $2 per month.
So what do you think??? Is this something that you might be interested in for your family? Do you see it being helpful as your children head back to school?
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