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Posted: 5/6/2003 12:22:06 PM EDT
This is my latest one to Cingular,they might even buy this one, LOL
I sent this one out today.
I can't disclose ones that I have already sold because of confidentiality agreements,they like the general public to think it's thier own ideas.

Concept for parental control of cell phone plans and service

[b]This concept is being offered to Cingular wireless for a consideration of a fee and commission to be agreed upon by both Cingular wireless and John xxxxxxx

The basic concept of parental cell phone plans and service are to limit the amount of exposure that a parent has in regards to monthly fees and over limit minute by minute charges incurred when the teenager or young adult abuses or goes over their allotted time for the plan the parents have purchased.

The idea and concept would be for Cingular to deactivate the cell phone of that teenager when the allotted time has expired for that particular plan.
This concept although similar to a prepaid plan differs in that it offers the same great rate
for a plan that cingular currently offers as opposed to the higher and inconvenient rates of prepaid cell phone service.

When the teenager reaches a point in their monthly minutes allotted by their plan a warning message would let them know they have 5 minutes left on their monthly service.
This concept teaches the teenage cell user restraint and makes them aware that they have a responsibility to keep the cell bill down to a predetermined allotment of minutes.
It allows for parental control and also lets the parents off the hook as the “bad guy”.

Parents all over the United States will embrace this concept, parents will applaud Cingular wireless and the rewards will be reflected in added sign up numbers.
Cingular wireless will be on the lips of every parent who has faced a huge cell bill incurred by their teenager.
The parental control service plan will out shine any other plan offered or marketed towards teenagers.
Parents who previously would not have considered a cell phone for their teenager will now be put at ease knowing that the teenager cannot exceed the prearranged service limits and costs.
An added feature can be brought to the parents attention that even if the teenager does reach their allotted minutes and the regular service is shut down until the new month begins that the teen will still be able to use the cell phone to call 911 for any emergency that might arise thus giving the parent a little more piece of mind.  

Cingular might lose some revenue from the over minutes charged to irate parents but will be more than made up in the good will and new customers that this concept will bring in.
Some added advantages will be seen in the teens that become customers when they reach adulthood, they will roll over their teen account to an adult limit free account and Cingular will have a decided advantage of keeping this customer because of the early relationship with Cingular.[/b]

[red]Ok Dads tell me what you think about these plans for limiting cell phone use for your teenagers,please[/red]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:34:29 PM EDT
What about calls to 911?
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By Fed law all cell phones have to still be able to reach 911 even when shut off for non-pay.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:36:31 PM EDT
yeah, a company is going to discourage people using their service- I hear casinos are considering this...
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:46:52 PM EDT
A boot in the ass works wonders on punk assed teenagers.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 12:52:59 PM EDT
What about calls to 911?
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By Fed law all cell phones have to still be able to reach 911 even when shut off for non-pay.
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Hehehe, he had that in the article, my dislexia must be increasing.  But that's good to know.  Does that mean I can buy a off the shelf cell phone, charge the battery and still have emergency service?
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:30:00 PM EDT
I have an idea that I might send to Haynes or Fruit of the Loom.

Product proposal:

How many times have you been in a social situation like the movies, play, wedding, funeral, etc. and had a sudden buildup of flatus. Sure you could go ahead and just release it but risk the embarrassment of the sound and smell that follows. If you don't release, everyone knows that holding back gas is like putting it in a compound interest account and the pressure will eventually become unbearable. Are you willing to get up in the middle of your daughter's wedding or dual minigun scene in Terminator 3?

These situations are where my product would come in handy. It is a pad containing an activated charcoal liner and sound dampening material which can be convienently velcroed into one's drawers. Then without anyone else knowing the wiser, you can fart with confidence.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:34:00 PM EDT
I had the same idea. Something like an odor eater underwear with odor neatralizing inserts similar to the thickness of shoe insoles.
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 1:40:43 PM EDT
You guys are stinking up my thread [X]
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 3:01:43 PM EDT
When I worked for 3M I had an idea for improving 5.56 ammo using some of the stuff I worked with. They ignored me outright. Looked at me like I was a lunatic. I wish I could test it myself, it would rock if it worked...

Gee, wonder if Dupont would like to know this idea?

Wonder if I could score some bread out of the deal?
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