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Need to turn off Data at night for kids phones

  • 28 December 2020
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Family Allowances does not work for modern phones.

FamilyMode is too reliant on a app to install on a child phone, that can be quickly bypassed in several ways.  Turn off VPN, Turn off/on ScreenTime, etc.

Is the only option really to manually switch the account from Magenta to No Data for multiple lines?  I would gladly pay for FamilyMode if it even worked correctly.

All I want to do, is turn off Data for 12am-6am at night.

 

 


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There should be an option within your account to turn off data.  I don’t believe this can be set to a schedule, but you should be able to do this within your my.t-mobile.com account under usage.  If you choose to do this though, you also have to consider they might be able to use WiFi from your home or a neighbors to still connect during the time you disable their data.  

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Unfortunately the only way to truly take data away is to take the phones away for that time period. As syaoran posted they will still have access to wifi.

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Not concerned over WiFi as that is manageable, and we don’t have any neighbors close enough to hop on.

I am mainly concerned over constantly turning Data on and off from the plans, if that might cause a problem with the account.

We simply want to have the kids “take a break” 12am-7am from the internet.  They need the phones for school info and calls.

 

 

 

I am in this same situation. Did you ever figure out how to do this? I can take the phone away but I’d rather have technology do it for me.  

Not concerned over WiFi as that is manageable, and we don’t have any neighbors close enough to hop on.

I am mainly concerned over constantly turning Data on and off from the plans, if that might cause a problem with the account.

We simply want to have the kids “take a break” 12am-7am from the internet.  They need the phones for school info and calls.

 

 

 

 

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