Premium Rate Content

Many mobile apps claim to be free, but some apps require you to pay for new features or levels later on, even if downloading the program itself was free. These are called in-app purchases or “freemium” apps. You can easily run up a large bill before without realising, even if the amounts seem small.

Other services, usually offering ring tones or videos don’t just charge you once, but actually sign you up to a subscription. You could be paying out again and again without even realising. To learn more about these hidden charges click on the following links:

http://www.childnet.com/young-people/secondary/hot-topics/premium-rate-content

http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/

http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio/protecting-children/advice-guides-for-parents/children-and-in-app-purchases/