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Content Filtering

Content Filtering Feature Removal

 

Effective December 31, 2013, Cricket will no longer offer network-based content filtering. With the availability of multiple Android advanced content filtering apps and given the iPhone has a built-in content filtering capability, customers wishing to maintain the ability to filter access to specific web sites on phones on their account will need to either download an app or turn on the phone’s built-in content filtering capability.

 

Note: Effective January 1, 2014, you must take action if you want to maintain the web filtering function on your phone or a phone on your account. To maintain content filtering, you will need to add a content filtering app or turn on the built-in content filtering on your phone.


Information regarding maintaining the content filtering capability on your phone by phone type, after January 1, 2014: 

PHONE TYPE

INSTRUCTIONS

Android Smartphones

Access Google Play and search on “web filter”. Download and install application. Simple, free apps include K9 Web Protection Browser or the Safe Browser.

 

See below for detailed instructions.

iPhones

iPhones have a built in content filtering capability. To learn more, go to:

support.apple.com/kb/HT4213

Feature phones

(non-smartphones)

No content filtering apps are available for feature phones.

 

Detailed instructions to add a content filtering app on your Android smartphones:

 

Before you can access and download from the Google Play store you must have a Google account. If you do not have one, go to: accounts.google.com/SignUp

 

From your PC:

  1. Go to play.google.com
  2. On top bar to left of magnifying glass type in web filter and hit Enter

 

From your Android smartphone:

  1. Click on Apps tray
  2. Look for Play Store icon and click on it
  3. Click on APPS tab
  4. Click on magnifying glass in upper right hand of screen and type in: web filter
  5. Click on magnifying glass or GO on on-screen keyboard.

 

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