RingPlus Parental Controls SERVICES

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edited September 2016 in Cell Service Is this deal Expired ?

RingPlus Parental Controls

  

Availability:

Standard on all RingPlus Free and Premium Plans.

(Not available on RingPlus Mad Plans)

 

RingPlus offers simple, easy-to-use, tools to help safeguard you and those you love.

RingPlus provides safety and security solutions that make being a parent a little easier. You can manage phone access, restrict usage, block calls and texts from specific numbers, and even schedule service timers so that your children can focus more time on homework and family time. It's our goal to give you peace of mind in the digital age.

Parental Controls:

 

1) Voicemail:

RingPlus Voicemail includes unique features to help you stay in touch with the kids:

 

Emergency contact number:

You can set up an Emergency Contact Number in their RingPlus Voicemail.


After a caller listens to your kid’s voicemail greeting, the RingPlus Voicemail gives the caller the option to be redirected to another number if there is an emergency.

 

For example, you could set up Mom’s number as the Emergency Contact. If the kid’s friends call and get the voicemail greeting, they could select the Emergency Contact Number, and their call would be automatically re-routed to ring Mom’s phone.

 

Twitter readouts: When you call the kids and get their voicemail, you can select the option to have the RingPlus Voicemail read out their latest tweets to you on the phone.

 

Text Alerts: You can also send them a text message to call you back if they don’t answer your call.

 

For a brief video on how to set up voicemail, please watch https://youtu.be/pKVH6m37T2A?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7 

 

 

2) Twitter:

Follow their Twitter account with yours, and you can see when and what they post to their Twitter via their RingPlus phone.

 

For a brief video on how to link RingPlus and Twitter, please watch https://youtu.be/yu0GbIXJNCY?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

3) Outgoing White List:

You can create a list of people the kiddos can call (including by time of day).

 

For example, you could create a white list of allowing your kids to only be able to call Mom and Dad, and their best friend. BUT they could only call their best friend between 6PM and 8PM.

 

For a brief video on how to use white and black lists, please watch https://youtu.be/I43To5LEHFg?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

4) Incoming Black List:

You can create a list of people who CANNOT call your kids (including by time of day).

 

For example, you could create a black list preventing their friends from calling between 6PM and 8PM (or even list any problematic numbers so they can NEVER call your kids).

 

For a brief video on how to use white and black lists, please watch https://youtu.be/I43To5LEHFg?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

5) Service Timers:

Service timers allow you to setup blocks of time which will automatically prevent your kids from using talk, text and data services on their phone.

 

For example, you could set up an automatic “Texting time out” every day from 6PM to 8PM for family time.

 

For a brief video on how to use Service Timers, please watch https://youtu.be/I43To5LEHFg?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

6) Service Blocks:

You can completely block text, MMS and/or data (and roaming) on your kid’s account in the Manage Device section.

 

For a brief video on how to block services, please watch https://youtu.be/GNqFPjpZGcQ?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

7) Usage Review:

You can review your kid’s talk, text and/or data usage history directly from the Billing section of their account. For example, it is an easy way to monitor who is calling and texting who when.

 

For a brief video on how to review usage, please watch https://youtu.be/EjRjs0TCBds?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

8) Ring Radio Stations:

You can select which Radio Station(s) your kids listen to.

 

There is even a kid-friendly station called Hazel & Bella.

 

Simply go to the RingPlus Radio section of their account, and subscriber or unsubscribe them to the stations.

 

For a brief video on how to select RingPlus Radio stations, please watch https://youtu.be/VMOmIJvNc9Y?list=PLfJ6AWxceLcKiuae0eOCemkIuhHqcw_D7

 

 

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Legal
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https://RingPlus.net/legal/members. Please read them. If there is any difference or conflict between the terms of this offer and any other RingPlus legal terms, the terms of this offer will control (i.e., the terms of this offer will override the other legal terms).


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Comments

  • None of these are new features ...
    Jeff142
  • hhfpphonehhfpphone Ethical Committee 220
    amazing-lime-striped-greyhound-829492:
    None of these are new features ...
    What are you talking about?  Where are you reading that these are new features?  We had these since I signed up with the free plans.
  • Jeff142Jeff142 MVP 38
    edited August 2016
    I wouldn't overly call these parental controls, if you could hard shut off overages, block websites and keywords then its useful parental controls
  • meanmean Moderator 62
    Jeff142:
    prenatal controls
    Getting started early there ;)

    These are great account features. I kinda miss some of them on my mad line
    Jeff142hhfpphone
  • Whether the features are new or not, this is still helpful for all the new people joining Ring+ who haven't managed to find this information (myself included). I for appreciate this post even if it isn't new information for some of you.
  • Got to love voice to text on ios...
  • Need to be able to limit data text and call overages. A kid can watch a couple movies on Netflix and really use up a top up fast.
  • I was under the impression that blocking MMS would prohibit the 'kid' from sending MMS but not from receiving MMS. 

    I don't have kids but if I did I would want to block both... doesn't really matter if they were wanting to send nasty things they could do it with a different messaging protocol anyhow.
  • Oh my gosh, give me the ability to set my son's data so it won't have an overage.  Unknown to me, our Internet went out and my kiddo racked up 2 gb of overage date to the tune of $150 only 14 hours before his new cycle started. ugh.  I know they have new plans you can do this on, but he has a great plan that I don't want to mess with. Ugh, stupid iPhones. My Galaxy lets me set a data limit and disables it when it hits it. Get it together, Apple.

  • hhfpphonehhfpphone Ethical Committee 220
    vcanfield:
    2 gb of overage
    https://social.ringplus.net/discussion/7385/data-safety-cap-plans

    This plan stops when allotments are used up, does not charge overages.
    soft-topaz-argyle-giraffe-645421
  • KentEKentE Moderator 160


    hhfpphone:
    https://social.ringplus.net/discussion/7385/data-safety-cap-plans

    This plan stops when allotments are used up, does not charge overages.
    I agree that this is a great plan for those "at risk" lines for overages.  A predictable monthly cost wold likely be preferable to the risk of that $150 in overages! 


    vcanfield:
    Ugh, stupid iPhones. My Galaxy lets me set a data limit
    As a non-iPhone user, I didn't know this feature was missing.  The Android data limit is invaluable to me-- but it's been pointed out by members that inquisitive child of average intelligence would figure out how to bypass it in no time.  (My solution would be to make sure, in advance, they understood the consequences of doing so-- swapping in a flip-phone.)


  • titetaniumtitetanium Moderator 76
    vcanfield:
    Oh my gosh, give me the ability to set my son's data so it won't have an overage.  Unknown to me, our Internet went out and my kiddo racked up 2 gb of overage date to the tune of $150 only 14 hours before his new cycle started. ugh.  I know they have new plans you can do this on, but he has a great plan that I don't want to mess with. Ugh, stupid iPhones. My Galaxy lets me set a data limit and disables it when it hits it. Get it together, Apple.
    You can use the service timer to time out his data for a certain period. Other than that, you'd have to go into the dashboard and toggle his data off directly.


  • hhfpphonehhfpphone Ethical Committee 220
    edited September 2016
    KentE:
    (My solution would be to make sure, in advance, they understood the consequences of doing so-- swapping in a flip-phone.)
    Now you are just challenging him/her to find a way to make it into a gaming machine. This is how hackers are born!   D
  • KentE:
    As a non-iPhone user, I didn't know this feature was missing.  The Android data limit is invaluable to me-- but it's been pointed out by members that inquisitive child of average intelligence would figure out how to bypass it in no time. 

    You can set up an Android phone with multiple accounts and forbid a child's account from altering settings.

    Jeff142
  • hhfpphonehhfpphone Ethical Committee 220
    littleapplle:
    You can set up an Android phone with multiple accounts and forbid a child's account from altering settings.
    Any app you can recommend?  Looking for something that will only give voice calling during school hours... no apps, no sending text.
  • yes I am about to sign up Moon Shadow Surfing for my 1 and half year old daughter. My 7 year old daughter is already on BLT. I am expecting data usage to grow exponentially so the younger one gets a plan with more data. 
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