AT&T Axes Restrict Call Feature From Parental Control Service
AT&T's Smart Limits for Wireless service has taken a step back The company decided to temporarily turn off the Restrict Call feature due to technical issues.
September 25, 2007
However, it turns out that while the child would be able to call 911, the a emergency operator was not be able to contact back the caller, if the original call would be terminated for some reason.
It's interesting to note that this issue was discovered during one of AT&T's test, but hasn't been reported by customers.
For the time being the Smart Limits service will only allow parents to filter access to Internet content they consider to be inappropriate for their children and set a limit for download purchases, such as ringtones and games.
The company stated that the “Allowed Numbers” feature would become available once again “as soon as possible”, but didn't provide a specific time frame.
The program was launched on September 4 and charges $4.99 a month.