Young people into debt with their cell phone in the local consumer centers daily consulting practice itself, proves that the use of mobile phone (mobile) and Internet is self-evident today than ever. Almost all young people aged from 10 to 18 years have a private phone. Technological progress has however also negative impact that mobile calls can be very expensive under circumstances. This is especially true if children and young people from the numerous existing offerings lure. Here the cell phone can quickly become cost trap.
Moreover, young people comprehensive but also their parents should consult which cost traps exist and how you can go these risks out of the way. First, the so-called SMS advertising is here to name a few. Lock SMS, including bait advertising and with the note to call the unknown sender will appear on the phone. A careless handling of such SMS can be quickly very expensive. Another method, which in principle also works, is sending SMS with special Offered to current ringtones. Who here recalls will be scored, since a redirect is done on a fee-based number with extensive advertising announcements. Special benefits and services through the mobile phone bill be billed with premium SMS services.
In addition to General information includes this mostly logos and ringtones, as well as chat rooms and Flirtlines. A 5-digit number and the absence of a prefix indicate a premium SMS service. Who receives flirt – or contact SMS, which should be particularly careful. With evil tricks, mobile phone owners are routed through targeted redirect to expensive special or foreign numbers. Also who chatet, which is often led to believe, the interlocutor is interested in personal contact. In reality it comes only to keep the cell phone owner long online, so to get your hands off. Download mobile phone logos, is especially popular among the young people mobile games and ringtones. It advertised in many youth magazines and on national television. By simple sending a related SMS can be ordered in the desired range. When downloading it didn’t often unintentionally completes a subscription contract. Furthermore, downloading typically with significant costs associated. A new case of costs can mean the so-called Handypayment or Webbilling. Already, many consumer organizations warn of new way of payment via the Internet. Handypayment, called Webbilling opts for the offer of payment using a combination of phone and Internet. On a fee-based site is specified by the customers a mobile phone number. This gets sent to a payment code then following it via SMS. After entering, the possibility of access in the paid area takes place on the respective website. The costs will be debited with the mobile phone bill. Klaus Meyer