Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'free'

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Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'free'

Postby MR06 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:49 am

http://www.digitalone.com.sg/news/article/22864

Anyone has the same problems? Wanna share your experience?

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby dolphinsiah » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:56 am

All my children Mobile Contract has no data plan....

I instructed the Mobile Operator to disable all the data downloading application functions....


So my children they are only able to do data downloading, surf net with their smartphone when there is only free Wi-Fi.....

When you renew phone contract all these must be repeated to the Mobilephone company....

If not they will reply that you did not instruct them to disable Data Downloading when renewing contract....

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby hquek » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:07 am

yup agree. I was shocked by data charges on my dad's bill (just transfer to another operator) and then I got to know that they can disable all data and premium services. But I had also requested them to waive the charges ($47 for 4Mb data.....amazing hor). Still pending....haiz

For my kids, they are very cognizant from day 1 they should NEVER EVER pay for stuff online. They are now on auto mode. free one ok, pay one no way.

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby ngl2010 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:14 am

My husband is addicted to Candy Crush. I can't wait for him to come back home and ask him whether he had purchased additional lives :mad:

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby CloudeeDaz » Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:51 am

ngl2010 wrote:My husband is addicted to Candy Crush. I can't wait for him to come back home and ask him whether he had purchased additional lives :mad:



err....let me guess ...
HE will need the extra lives after you :mad: :rant: :nunchuk: :spank: him when you see the bill? :siam:

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby ngl2010 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:00 am

CloudeeDaz wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:My husband is addicted to Candy Crush. I can't wait for him to come back home and ask him whether he had purchased additional lives :mad:



err....let me guess ...
HE will need the extra lives after you :mad: :rant: :nunchuk: :spank: him when you see the bill? :siam:

Yup :stompfeet: :torchme:

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby Imami » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:15 pm

ngl2010 wrote:My husband is addicted to Candy Crush. I can't wait for him to come back home and ask him whether he had purchased additional lives :mad:

First time I heard man on candy crush! :yikes:

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby pirate » Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:20 pm

Puzzle PIRATES !

:imanangel:

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby auntieM » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:02 pm

Imami wrote:
ngl2010 wrote:My husband is addicted to Candy Crush. I can't wait for him to come back home and ask him whether he had purchased additional lives :mad:

First time I heard man on candy crush! :yikes:

My DH is into it too... :faint:
When I was playing the game earlier, I cheated by 'adjusting' the clock so dun need to wait... :lol:

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Re: Parents shocked by kids racking up huge bills playing 'f

Postby sunflower » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:29 pm

hquek wrote:For my kids, they are very cognizant from day 1 they should NEVER EVER pay for stuff online. They are now on auto mode. free one ok, pay one no way.

:hi5: Same, same. Showed the news to DDs and they can't believe that the boy can be so silly. Hubby was introduced to Candy Crush by DDs. They can be quite obsessed with it, but if no more lives left, then wait lor! They are quite cool about it. No sweat. :cool: They even list out reasons for not buying extra lives, saying that it’s more challenging and fun, and also can rest their eyes while waiting!

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