How to Disable Verizon Wireless Restrictions, Multimedia Features & Internet Connectivity

Whether you’re a concerned parent or simply want to avoid extra charges on your wireless bill, Verizon Wireless allows account holders to disable mobile phone features. As needs change, customers may want to undo or disable restrictions -- or block additional features. Verizon allows users to control how they use their devices. The customer must either be the primary account holder or have permission noted on the account to modify restrictions, or block or allow features.

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Add or remove some restrictions directly from a phone.

Disable Restrictions From a Phone

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Go to "Settings & Tools" from your phone’s main menu. Choose "Phone Settings," and then "Security."

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Enter a four-digit unlock code. This code may be the last four digits of your phone number, by default.

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Select "Restrictions," and then enter a four-digit service code. This again may be the last four digits of the phone number.

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Choose the feature you want changed. Examples of restrictions include location setting, incoming or outgoing calls, incoming or outgoing messages, or dial-up modem.

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To disable all restrictions, choose "Unlock Setting" for location and "Allow All" for the other features.

Disable Multimedia and Internet Online

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Sign into your account at My Verizon. Click on "Verizon Safeguards," and then "Usage Controls." Choose "Block Services" and "Add/Remove Block Services."

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Go online to modify many of your mobile phone features.

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Select "Block Get It Now downloads" to prevent the installation of BREW applications available through Verizon.

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Block premium-fee based multimedia services, also known as MMS messages, or choose to block all picture and video messaging.

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Block user access to V CAST music, mobile TV and video services.

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Select "Mobile Web Block" to disable Internet access. This is especially useful if you pay per megabyte and don’t want to unknowingly use data.