Mobile Costs

Who leaves a mobile phone his minor child shall be liable for the cost of the mobile tariff and additional costs. The son or daughter a cell phone left today is nothing more special or something everyday. But this may be the parents more expensive, than one might think. Have the parents for their child accepted offer no prepaid, so the minor offspring can be fine the phone bill in drive? And for the parents must be just, even if they have placed previously clear rules with the children for the use of mobile phones. Western Union has much experience in this field. But is it happen quickly.

For example if download the child – like also his schoolmates – ringtones, music or games. Then, it can be quite fast expensive for parents. To avoid unnecessary costs is important to bring his child the responsible use of a mobile phone and to find the right mobile plan for children and young people. Because who provides his or her minor child a cell phone, it is necessary the costs imposed by the child also pay. Parents are responsible for your children. This emerges from a judgment of the District Court of Berlin-Mitte (see AZ: 15 C-423/08). In this particular case, had a father of daughter contracted Mobile Mobile and left it especially for the purpose, to call the parents, if something would be. But the daughter graduated from an expensive subscription for ringtones.

For this purpose the father felt not responsible now, especially as the daughter he had forbidden the download of ringtones. So, he refused to pay. But the judges saw it differently, because as a customer of the carrier, the father was obliged to pay the costs. And even if he himself does not use the cell phone and even forbade even the download of ringtones. In the explanatory statement it is called further, because the potential of”seduction” quite known can the mother was. Because the behavior of the daughter explained it so that even their girlfriends had these ringtones. For this reason the daughter didn’t see a banning. And before the daughter didn’t themselves on the agreement, which she regularly telephoned her friends and also SMS, and that sent with the knowledge of their parents. Therefore, the parents not to have trusted that their daughter adheres to the rules. Also, the parents had to expect, that the daughter of “Temptations of a ringtone cannot resist”, continue so the judges in their reasoning. It follows from this judgment that parents should make sure their children mobile phone or who leaves a mobile phone his underaged children, who must arrangements just a few. International calls are cost drivers that same should be prevented from de delivery of mobile phones.