Content Lock is an advanced filtering mechanism, intended to protect consumers, especially children, being exposed to adult and illegal internet content when accessed via the T-Mobile service. Content Lock specifically blocks access to online child abuse content as well as adult rated sites, gambling sites and unmoderated chatrooms. Customers trying to access a website or a service on the internet via their mobile phone which is rated as adult content will be informed the site they are accessing has been blocked.
"As the number of people using the internet and the diversity of content available continues to grow, it is important to implement the necessary precautions to protect customers against illegal content. Extending Content Lock to BlackBerry users demonstrates T-Mobile’s commitment to safeguarding its customers," commented Peter Robbins, QPM, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation.
Content Lock is switched on by default for all T-Mobile’s existing and new pre-pay and contract customer accounts. However customers who can prove they are over 18 can ask for the adult Content Lock to be removed free of charge.