Ability to schedule when you are allowed to use text/data services

I'm not sure if this has been requested before, but it would be awesome if we had the capability to schedule whether or not to allow text/data services during specific times of the day/week.

For example, my kids will have their Ting phones with them during school hours (Mon - Fri, 7:00am to 2:30pm), it's during this time that I would like to lock their phones to allow only for voice usage and to disable all text and data. I want them to have their phones during school hours for emergency purposes only, they should have absolutely no reason to text or surf during school hours.

I realize we can do this manually, but the process of disabling services during the day and then remembering to re-enable services in the evening would be a pain. It would be great to have an automated scheduler remember for us!

Thank you for your consideration!



  • A Ting web API could make this a simple app (hint Ting). Short of that have you looked at any of the parental apps on Google Play store? The problem with just disabling SMS is that kids will find other ways to send text messages. 

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  • That is an interesting idea. We'll add it to our list of features to consider for the future.


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  • Yes. I would love to be able to schedule data on/off, rather than do it manually.

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