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AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless


May 2, 2011, 7:28 PM
I want some more advanced information on this product, particularly with regard to the internet filtering capabilities.

1) How is content classified and blocked?

2) Do browsing restrictions and filtering apply to Androids , iPhones or Blackberries, or just the low-end browsers?

3) Do the filters have any effectiveness when connecting via Wi-Fi rather than over the cellular network?

My church is putting together a presentation on protecting kids and teens from pornography, and I want to be able to bring as many options as I can to the conversation.

Any insight would be appreciated.

May 3, 2011, 2:13 PM
It has some drawbacks. example: only MEdia Net browsers can be restricted when it comes to web browsing. So Safari, Internet Explorer, Blackberry browser, etc. cannot be restricted or limited.

Its really nice for restricting teenager's late night text messaging or during school hours. Also its useful for blocking CTN's of certain numbers.

May 3, 2011, 3:12 PM
I am not sure about internet filtering, I am sure someone out there can explain that.

But there is a free program/app called K9 Web Protection, for PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod.

http://www1.k9webprotection.com/ »

I’ve installed it on some computers for people wanting to do the same thing and it works great. Everything is based on categories and you can even do time of day and so on. I have never tested it out on a phone though.

May 3, 2011, 7:12 PM
Content filtering is free and it doesn't require smartlimits.

This would be a good reference page if you're looking at content filtering:

http://www.att.net/s/editorial.dll?fromspage=design/ ... »

May 10, 2011, 10:46 PM
I'm not sure about the first question, but Smart Limits is technically available for smartphones. The content blocker for the browser will not work when connected to Wi-Fi though. Also, straight off the AT&T website:

"The AT&T Content Filters feature will not filter content on iPhone. This limitation applies to all iPhone software versions."

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