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mrkennie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎01-14-2013
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9320
My Carrier: O2

Parental controls

Hi, I've recently got my daughter a new BB to replace her old one. What I want to do is prevent her from making outgoing calls and only allow incoming calls in her contact list. For some unknown reason the parental control app will not allow me to do this without granting access to the phone first. I've been searching everywhere for alternative apps to what seems to me a rather simple thing. Has anyone achieved what I'm trying to do or have any ideas?

 

Oh, I've tried doing it with my carrier (O2) but they don't do that kind of blocking. It's either barred entirely or not which sucks tbh. 

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expert
Posts: 25
Registered: ‎01-13-2013
My Device: curve 9320
My Carrier: tesco

Re: Parental controls

Restrict outgoing calls

 
 
  1. In the device options, click Bluetooth.
  2. Press the Menu key.
  3. Click Options.
  4. Set the Allow outgoing calls field to Never or If Unlocked.
  5. Press the Menu key.
  6. Click Save.

hope this works!

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Registered: ‎07-23-2008
My Device: Torch 9850/ Playbook
My Carrier: VerizonWireless

Re: Parental controls

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Hi and welcome to the forums!

 

I believe the app is asking for access to the phone to enable the changes you want to implement.

It's not granting random access to the phone for use.

The settings are located under>device>security>parental controls.

Thanks,

 

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mrkennie
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Registered: ‎01-14-2013
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9320
My Carrier: O2

Re: Parental controls

I believe this is got bluetooth only isn't it? And I'm guessing it can easily be re-enabled again.

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mrkennie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎01-14-2013
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9320
My Carrier: O2

Re: Parental controls

Thanks.

 

I can only allow incoming calls if I enable access to the phone. Toggling phone greys out the sub-option below it.

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expert
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My Carrier: tesco

Re: Parental controls

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mrkennie
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎01-14-2013
My Device: Blackberry Curve 9320
My Carrier: O2

Re: Parental controls

I've been through all that and that seems to be all related to bluetooth devices. Thanks, though.

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JSanders
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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: Parental controls

Why don't you want to allow the application access to the phone?

The app needs to access it to complete its purpose.

 

And to the 'expert', what has this to do with bluetooth?




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mrkennie
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My Device: Blackberry Curve 9320
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Re: Parental controls

Perhaps I need to be more clear on what I want to achieve.

 

I want to prevent the user of the phone from making outgoing calls but be allowed to accept incoming calls ONLY from those that are in the users contacts. Currently, the Blackberry Parental Controls has the option to only accept those that are in the contacts only if I allow the user to use the phone in the parental control settings. Since it would appear that the Blackberry parental controls app can't do this, I'm wondering if there's an alternative app out there that does exactly that. Or even if the Blackberry devs at RIM could be so gracious and expand on this feature that would IMHO make this a top app? :smileywink: (I very, very, very much doubt it but hey. One can only try).  

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JSanders
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Re: Parental controls

Don't count on the app update anytime soon...

 

Meanwhile, have you explored AppWorld for an app more of your liking?

I don't know of one as you describe... but but it might be there. I haven't looked.




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