08-18-2008 01:47 AM
08-18-2008 02:09 AM
Solution: Download FREE Blackberry Unite Software and run it.
Blackberry Unite Software allows Monitoring of Browsing, allowing which sites to allow or not allow and also allows the option of not allowing any browsing at all.
Blackberry unite is good for up to 5 users at this time. For more information go to: http://eu.blackberry.com/eng/services/blackberryun
Thanks for everyones help!!
10-18-2008 12:31 PM
Like most blackberry software, the Unite software simply doesn't work, and isn't supported. The help included with it is just a summary of the text from it's screens, so there is no way to understand why your changes aren't being mapped to the device.
Is there any other option for blocking web sites from this phone?
I'm on the enterprise plan through verizon but it's a personal use phone and my exchange server is a pay per month plan through themessagecenter, so I have no clue how to block them from the server end.
10-18-2008 05:42 PM
Bifocals - thanks and I was afraid of that.
Is there anyway to shut down browser access on BIS?? So that I could just use the Curve for Voice and Email??
To the best of my knowledge there is no way to shut down browser access since the browser and email are both using the data (evdo) network. Maybe you can just hide the browser so you don't use it.
10-18-2008 05:46 PM
10-06-2009 06:17 PM
04-01-2010 11:08 AM
Hi Lorrie, "master of all things Blackberry".
I just joined this ... thing. I wanted to see if I can find a web content filter and saw your post... kinda sarcastic with the "need to block solitaire" statement, but still you seem to have the confidence I need in someone to help me.
I am looking for a filter to keep from accessing porn because I can't just not go there... I need help to squash the temptation. I have a block on all things tech and discovered as much as this new fangled phone is helpful for my "business" it could be too much of a distraction without a block of some kind. I need the smartphone for my yahoo based e-mailing and other web based functions because I'm in my car alot! A block would also give my wife peace... that is real important to me. Any thoughts?
I've gone to "pure", they've been swallowed by Barracuda who only does corporate. Verizon, Sprint, and Alltel don't offer anything. There is "monitor" software out there but that seems to just check on kid's integrity... they'd just have to say, " yup, you caught me , Mom." after the fact. I can't afford, "yup, you caught me, Honey."
For me, a former porn user (yes, there is freedom and I've found it!), to give me this smartphone without a block, is like putting an ice cold glass of beer in the hands of a former alcohol abuser, on a dusty hot day!
How's that for honest?
Thanks to anyone who can help, and for anyone stuggling to be done with porn, until there is a block, get off your smartphone... I did.
Yes, it sucks that I have a contract that I pay monthly, but I use a phone that only has basic abilities and my wife(my bff who knows allllll my secrets) calls me with my messeges from my BB if need be! It's worth it.
05-07-2010 10:41 AM
Wow! We have the same story. I've been looking for such software or app for awhile. Today I ran across a software program, at: http://www.mobile-spy.com/purchase.html
But, it's very pricey. So I'm still looking.
In the BB app store, when you search for Internet Monitoring, it for some reason brings up about 100 apps, none of which monitor web use. Unbelievable!
05-23-2010 01:06 PM
I want to thank you two for your honesty. The lack of an internet filter is a very difficult situation. I am the wife in the equation and don't want to set my husband up for failure as he is working to be free from this struggle. After reading your post I see my intuition is most likely correct, that getting a BB for him would be like asking an alcoholic to hold my open bottle of Vodka. It is sad that BB has not come up with something. There are a lot of inquiries and you would think they would get someone to program it. For the record Mrbob, I admire and appreciate your dedication willingness to go to great extremes to remain free! It's awesome and hope it inspires many others that is is posible and to do the same!