Inevitably this means that some websites are mistakenly caught up in the block.
Where that happens, we will of course listen to our customers and take action to unblock sites, where appropriate, as quickly as possible.
As a business and as an industry, we believe protecting children using the web via their mobiles matters. Post in the comments if you have further questions, and we’ll do our best to answer them. A: To ensure that children are protected from inappropriate content when using the internet on their phones, we require customers to prove they are over 18 before they can use these sites.
That’s why we filter and block 18 sites for all customers until they have age. Access to 18 rated websites is therefore blocked by default. Q: Why should O2 dictate which websites customers can use on their phones?
And if you really come to think of it, the credit card you carry almost defines you.
Adult chat lines (phone sex) and tech support are a very common use of premium-rate numbers.
Other services include directory enquiries, weather forecasts, competitions and voting (especially relating to television shows).
You might get a ‘Timed out’ or ‘No Response’ message if it’s a secure site (HTTPS). Once you do, we’ll take off the filters and won’t ask again.
You can also set up the Parental Control service, which makes sure your children can only go to sites that are suitable for them. Sometimes we might block a site by mistake, or we might miss an adult site.