O2 age verification. WHAT THE ****

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username549578
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So I switch to O2 a few days ago.

Here I am trying to browse the net. Then this pop ups
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Areyouseriousbro? I have to give credit card details just to use the net!? I WASN'T EVEN LOOKING AT PORN FFS

This wouldn't actually be a problem if it wasn't for the fact that I don't have a credit card. So I'm going to have to go into the O2 store with my passport so they can verify my age. Meanwhile the O2 staff will be silently judging me, thinking I'm using my phone for pornography

Who do O2 think they are? They aren't my parents. It should be the parents job to restrict their kids access to dodgy sites.

Who agrees with me? Or do you think O2 should be doing this?

I wasnt even watching porn
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I know what you mean, I had the same problem as well but on Orange. Infact TSR was one of the many websites blocked :confused::confused:

But I switched network & turned 18 soon after anyway but still..
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Perhaps they want it to be Over 18's so that you definitely are the bill payer/have the pay billers permisson?
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(Original post by SirMasterKey)
Perhaps they want it to be Over 18's so that you definitely are the bill payer/have the pay billers permisson?
I looked on their site and the only reason they claim to put it up is to protect the children. Parents should opt in for this added protection, you shouldn't have to opt out of it
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I had this problem with my O2 dongle. It's even better when you don't have a credit card, passport or driving license.
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Its total b*llocks and amounts to censorship in my opinion. Jeez, can't this country grow a backbone, who gives a sod what people are looking at on their phones.

I had one of their messages come up on my phone, so just went on my computer and looked at what I wanted to anyway without any restriction. Wasn't so bad, but I had to turn on my laptop again at 2am, bit annoying.
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"We're better, connected".

Delicious irony.
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(Original post by TheSownRose)
I had this problem with my O2 dongle. It's even better when you don't have a credit card, passport or driving license.
How did you fix it? :zomg:

(Original post by ChapelTom)
Its total b*llocks and amounts to censorship in my opinion. Jeez, can't this country grow a backbone, who gives a sod what people are looking at on their phones.

I had one of their messages come up on my phone, so just went on my computer and looked at what I wanted to anyway without any restriction.
My thoughts exactly. Next I'm going to need to verify my age before using the internet or watching tv ¬_¬
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Vodafone do this to me for pretty much every website. it's annoying.
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The self-checkouts at Sainsbury's brought up an age-check alert when I bought a DVD the other week.
All well and good, you might think, except that it was a PG-rated Disney film (Sky High). The guy who came over to confirm I was old enough to buy it was very confused.
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just go into the O2 store with ID and they should be able to remove it without any fees, it would help if it was a contract.
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You used the word porn a suspicious amount of times!
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How did you fix it? :zomg:
I waited until my normal internet was restored. :sigh:
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I know! Even transsexualwhores.com is blocked! :ahee:
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This is stupid! I think they're just trying to get our card details... It's time i switched to giffgaf
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(Original post by RibenaRockstar)
The self-checkouts at Sainsbury's brought up an age-check alert when I bought a DVD the other week.
All well and good, you might think, except that it was a PG-rated Disney film (Sky High). The guy who came over to confirm I was old enough to buy it was very confused.
That is odd. Maybe they put it on just in case a little kid happens to be out on their own buying parental guidance dvds without the guidance of their parents -_-
(sky high is a good movie :ahee:)

(Original post by Mr Quick)
just go into the O2 store with ID and they should be able to remove it without any fees, it would help if it was a contract.
I will. But I will probably find the experience quite embarrassing. It seems completely unnecessary to me

(Original post by Bromine)
You used the word porn a suspicious amount of times!
Well after I couldn't get onto the site I was trying to get on I may have typed in porn to see if it would let me on there . It was just for research though...
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On the plus side at least you can make a profit of £1.50 :ahee:
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Download opera and you can bypass that.
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I will. But I will probably find the experience quite embarrassing. It seems completely unnecessary to me
Well, when It happened to me on T-moblie I just said that Facebook was blocked because of it, nobody suspected a thing :^_^:
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The real question is. Why on earth did you switch to O2?
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