When it comes to mobile phones, you want to protect your entire mobile family. This means taking advantage of a common mobile plan so that everyone is on the same bill. It will not only save money but help you to keep tabs on everyone easier.
Protecting the Bill
Regardless of the phone carrier that you select, you will be able to choose from an array of different plans. Protect your bill carefully by making sure you have a plan to meet the needs of each one of your family members. If you have texters in the family, make sure they are able to text for free – otherwise you could find that your cellphone bill is astronomically high each month.
Additionally, you will want to make sure you have enough minutes. If you have 500 minutes for 4 people, you likely won’t have enough minutes to make it until the end of the week, let alone the end of the month. If you are on a budget, look to see if there is mobile to mobile calling available. If everyone typically calls to other mobile phones, you may be OK with a low number of minutes each month to cover the few instances when you call a business or a home.
A couple other things to consider when you want to protect the bill with your mobile family are:
- Web usage
- Data limits
These two things will depend on the type of phone that everyone has. If you and everyone else have a smartphone, you will want to prepare for what that entails.
You may have to provide some limits on the phones for your family. This means setting limits in regards to:
- The number of downloads
- The number of texts
- The number of minutes used
- Calling times
- Time spent online
There are apps for many of these limits, which means you can download them from NQ Mobile to the actual device and then set the limits. The app will then manage it all for you so you don’t have to worry about it. Before you get too excited about it, make sure the app is password protected or hidden – otherwise one may delete the app so they aren’t limited.
Another great way to protect the entire mobile family is with a tracker. You can track in a variety of ways. Phones have a GPS chip inside. You can use this in order to track the whereabouts of your family members. If they miss a check-in or you want to see where they are, you can use this to your advantage. If everyone is on the same plan, this is even easier because it will all be visible on a single webpage.
Another tracking device that you can use will help you to find out what everyone is doing on their mobile devices. Are they calling people they shouldn’t be? Are they texting at hours they shouldn’t be? Are they playing mobile games that are forbidden? Is personal information being shared with the wrong people?
Tracking apps can be installed on the mobile phones. Depending on the carrier, there may be ways for you to have notices sent to you if a call is placed to a forbidden number or a particular topic is brought up in an email or text.
You have to do what you can to protect your family. While everyone may have a mobile phone, you have the ability to put everyone on a family plan. This just means you have to be wise about your decisions and take the necessary precautions to offer protection.
Most importantly, when you are protecting your entire mobile family, you cannot miss a beat. Don’t forget about all of the different things that people use their mobile phones for. It’s not just for phone calls anymore. Also remember that you may have young ones using phones that don’t know any better. Review the rules with everyone when you’re handing out the mobile phones. Then set to using apps and other technology to provide you with the assistance needed to protect your mobile family.