In a move that we're sure is strictly for the children, Vodafone New Zealand has proposed a voluntary ban, supported by fellow carrier Telecom, on streaming "restricted" content to cellphones until after a certain time. Under Vodafone's proposal, shows that have appeared on over-the-air TV, but that could still contain sex, nudity, violence, and cussing, would only be available for streaming after a so-called "watershed" time. In exchange for this generosity, Vodafone claims that it would be absolved of the need to require age verification for the content in question. It seems that everyone wins here: Vodafone gets more customers through its lax policy, and New Zealand children know exactly when the racy programming starts on their phones.

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Vodafone New Zealand volunteers to censor itself- kind of