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I have a racing post app on my iphone and subscribe to that site and to a forum called punter profits and a tv channel called at the races. I have been accessing these sites daily for years.
All these sites have npw been blocked by O2 who say I have to prove I am 18. No warning. no customer care.
WHY?
Anyone can buy the racing post, anyone can watch At the races and anyone can access a Forum.
Surpizingly I can still access my bookies and place bets.
I have asked O2 but just get a response saying they don't understand my question.
They will understand when my contract runs out. I'm off
Is anyone else as annoyed as me?
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Im glad that networks are starting to take responability to help try protect under age content.
Proving your over 18 should not be too hard.
I know your saying anyone can buy the paper, but on balance anyone can watch porn on the net but that does not make it right.
As a father im always posative about trying to protect under 18's from such content.
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Just ring customer services to get it unblocked that is what I did no hassle and it is to protect minors.
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Im glad that networks are starting to take responability to help try protect under age content.


Sorry, but in my view it's the responsibility of parents, not phone networks, to look after children.
For sure O2 could have a filtering product that could be applied to an account if a parent requested, but they shouldn't be sticking it on everyone's account by default. Nanny state etc...
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+1 "it's the parent's responsibility"
If O2 want to make an optional "feature" that blocks sites of whatever types, then that's fine. The tiny fraction of vaguely sentient people that want that can ask for it. The rest of us that don't need Nanny O2 needn't be bothered by it.
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The problem is that many parents are simply not responsible when it comes to their children using the internet
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This is the first Time and last time I'm using to o2 , they have took it upon themselves to inforce this by default, they could of easy asked you if you want it for a adult or child at point of sale or contact. But NO

they have created nothing but a headache and block anything with content that "they see" as un fit in "their" view!

Nanny state for sure and o2 playing a unwanted big bully brother.

o2 to big for its boots don't become a robot and dump o2 until they change their ways- downright annoying

 

Caauton this sign has sharp edges - o2 lol

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Tgis is the first Time and last time I'm going to o2 , they have took it upon themselves to inforce this by default, they could of easy asked you if you want it for a adult or child at point of sale or contact. But NO

they have created nothing but a headache and block anything with content that "they see" as un fit in "their" view!

Nanny state for sure and o2 playing a unwanted big bully brother.

o2 to big for its boots don't become a robot and dump o2 until they change their ways- downright annoying

 

"this sign has sharp edges" - o2 lol

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For clarity o2 do not set the sites but these people http://www.bbfc.co.uk/what-classification/mobile-content the same people that classify films .

 

If you are pay monthly a free call to 202 and it will be removed

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It is really easy to remove the age restriction and certainly nothing to stress about. Call them and enjoy a relaxed Christmas browsing to your heart's content.:smileywink:

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