1. Allengreen's Avatar
    Dose any one know how i can filter or block the net on the blackberry, so i can give my teenager a blackberry?
    10-06-08 01:33 PM
  2. jeffh's Avatar
    Without net access, a BlackBerry is no better than any ordinary cellphone. Don't waste your money. Plus your teen will be endlessly frustrated at all the apps he / she can't use.

    EDIT: I'll leave this thread open for people to post alternative solutions, dissenting opinions, etc, but if it degenerates into flaming the OP for his parenting style, lack of trust of his teen, whatever, I'll close it.
    Last edited by JeffH; 10-06-08 at 01:43 PM. Reason: Mod Alert
    10-06-08 01:39 PM
  3. idunnowe's Avatar
    Without net access, a BlackBerry is no better than any ordinary cellphone. Don't waste your money. Plus your teen will be endlessly frustrated at all the apps he / she can't use.

    EDIT: I'll leave this thread open for people to post alternative solutions, dissenting opinions, etc, but if it degenerates into flaming the OP for his parenting style, lack of trust of his teen, whatever, I'll close it.
    I agree...Most places require you to purchase the data plan anyway when you get a Blackberry. Just get a regular cellphone or one of those pay as you go phones.
    10-06-08 02:14 PM
  4. editguy's Avatar
    I don't have the answer, but I don't think the OP was asking for an opinion about whether they should get their teen a BB. They were asking if it's possible to block or filter the net. I thought I had read somewhere that there was, but I'd like to know the answer, too.
    10-06-08 02:19 PM
  5. johnmorganjr1's Avatar
    I think the only way to block the net is too just not order bis. They can still text without the internet (or at least I believe they can)
    10-06-08 03:39 PM
  6. Ter1990's Avatar
    If your carrier allows, you can have the phone without the Blackberry Internet Service or BIS. Alltel cannot do this, or so i was told. I have read that Verizon is unable to do this either. It has to do with adding a BB to the service and the service automatically adding the BIS plan.
    10-06-08 03:49 PM
  7. SinisterJunkie's Avatar
    BlackBerry Unite is supposed to allow you to control what can and can't be done on each BB connected. Most people seem to have an issue with not being able to get net access after installing due to the IT policy blocking all net access, inadvertently achieving what is be requested here. BBUnite is supposed to be allow for this type of control, but I haven't used it myself so not sure on the specific issues that people have run into.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-06-08 06:59 PM
  8. coolbrett007's Avatar
    Well Tmobile has a web blocker thing that's free and it is like a content filter that you can install on a computer. Then you could let him have the internet access with the peace of mind of a content filter

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    10-06-08 07:24 PM
  9. illusiondweller's Avatar
    Okay, I'm going to rephrase what I think the Allengreen was trying to ask for I have a similar question...

    Dose any one know of Web Content Filtering software that is available for a Blackberry? I have Verizon and they do not offer anything at this time.
    Last edited by illusiondweller; 08-08-10 at 02:16 AM. Reason: additional info
    08-08-10 02:14 AM
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