Skip to main content
Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Have a phone you love? Get up to $500 when you bring your phone.
end of navigation menu
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
***Announcement: Early next week, we’ll be merging the current Fios and Wireless Communities into the all new Verizon Community! Beginning the evening of Sunday 12/4, both Communities will be placed in read-only mode. You’ll still be able to visit the Communities and browse content, but login will be disabled. On the afternoon of Monday 12/5, all users will be able to log into the new Verizon Community. We expect the new Community to be fully functional the morning of Friday 12/9. Additional details can be found in the Announcements board and under Featured Topics!
Time Restriction
jl531
Member

I have a time restriction on my child's phone for texting. Is it possible for him to change the time on his phone, and bypass the restriction? I know he is texting during the restricted time.

Labels (1)
0 Likes
Re: Time Restriction
OUJIA1980
Member

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO USE THE TEXT TIMER YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT IM NEW TO EVERYTHING AND I HAVE KIDS I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW THAT WORKS?

0 Likes
Re: Time Restriction
RushFan2112
Sr. Member

You can email a text message to another phone by using he recipient’s mobile phone number as the email address, with the addition of “@vtext.com” at the end. For example, if the phone number is 555-123-4567, type “5551234567@vtext.com.” and hit send.  Any replies to the text message would return to your child's email. 

It is possible to change times on a phone, but I doubt it would get around the Verizon restrictions.

There's also several messenger's that don't use SMS (regular texting); Facebook messenger, AIM, etc.

0 Likes
Re: Time Restriction
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

jl531,

That's a great question! I know it's important to make sure the restrictions are working properly. What device model does he have? If an iPhone, he can iMessage on wi-fi or with data connection. If a different model, there are apps he may be able to use over wi-fi.

AdaS_VZW
Follow us on Twitter at @VZWSupport 

0 Likes
Re: Time Restriction
vzw_customer_support
Customer Support

OUJIA1980,

I remember the feeling of being new to this, so it's definitely my pleasure helping you set up Family Base, I know it's important to manage kids' usage. This http://vz.to/1mVqWLq will definitely show you how to set up all the blocks you need.

AdaS_VZW
Follow us on Twitter at @VZWSupport 

0 Likes