Media Release: Firstnumber advises parental caution

CHEAP calls provider, Firstnumber, advises parents to keep their mobiles to themselves.

“There are few things as tempting to young children as phones, especially of the mobile variety. There’s something about the shape, size and the air of the forbidden that makes them magnets for small hands.

“Smartphones have only increased the appeal, and many parents are happy to hand over their gadgets for the sake of a few peaceful minutes. However, these phones aren’t made for children.”

A spokesperson added: “Anyone who is tempted to treat their phone like a toy should think back to this situation. While phones are becoming ever more sophisticated, and adding an ever growing number of bells and whistles, it’s a good idea to remember that the information you share over them can have a serious and long-lasting effect.”

About Firstnumber is an online phone directory offering direct dial access codes that reduce the cost of making international calls from a UK landline. was launched in 2004 and is a trading style of Wavecrest.

Contact details:

First Number / WaveCrest,

1st Floor, Bishopsgate Court,

4-12 Norton Folgate,

London E1 6DB.

Enquiries: 0870 801 7800

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