Young people are avid users of mobile phones. So it is important that they are well-educated about ‘phone-paid services'.
What are phone-paid services?
Phones can do a lot more than just call and text - you can use your phone to purchase digital goods and content and interact with services. This works by charging the cost of a premium rate call or text to your phone bill or pre-pay account. A good example of this would be voting for a popular singer on a television talent show. Collectively, these digital goods, content and services, are known as 'phone-paid services'. Read more.
Why is it important?
PhoneBrain is about educating young people about the facts and benefits of phone-paid services.
They should know the costs involved and their consumer rights, but they should also know about the opportunities new technologies provide. This is especially important now, since mobile technology is moving rapidly with the popularity of smartphones and apps.
How does PhoneBrain work?
We offer free-to-download, VIDEO-based, cross-curricular teaching resources with focus on Enterprise skills, ICT and PSHE although our resources could really be used in any subject! Follow this link for resources.
PhoneBrain also runs a free national competition which will get those entrepreneurial PhoneBrains thinking. From September 2012 PhoneBrain is looking for ideas for a phone-paid service, including apps, which can send a charge to your bill or pre-pay account. Winner will be invited to London to receive expert advice and present their ideas to a panel of experts as well as opportunities including cash investment to help take those ideas further! Follow this link for more.
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