A new UK virtual mobile network is offering parents the ability to monitor and control their child’s mobile phone. Bemilo, which is running over the Vodafone network, will offer concerned parents the ability to check and restrict connections from their child’s SIM card. Unlike app-based solutions, the controls cannot be switched off by the user.
The Bemilo service costs £3.95 per month on a standard ‘prepay’ agreement, with a discount to £2.95 monthly for a year paid in advance. Calls cost from 10p per minute, while data is 25p per megabyte.
Parents can restrict calls to or from certain numbers, can read text messages and can prevent the phone from working outside certain times. All these controls cab be accessed remotely from an internet browser. Emergency calls are available at all times.
Bemilo is currently available online from bemilo.com and from Carphone Warehouse stores.