As far as I know, there is no good solution for filtering or monitoring internet usage and activity on a cell phone, including the iPhone. If anyone knows of a good solution, please share it! If anyone has the capability of designing and creating such a solution, please do it! I’ll even invest! :)
In the meantime, for any of you who struggle with the same problem as me, I would strongly recommend NOT getting a phone with internet capabilities, especially if you’re just beginning the process of recovery. It’s just not worth the risk.
(EDIT: a comment was made below that I thought was important enough to add to the main entry. Here it is:
“I am an ATT Retail Sales Rep. Just thought you would all like to know that although there isn’t anything great out there to filter the iPhone web content, you can remove the internet icon from the phone under the “parental controls” section in the options tab. you can still use every other aspect of the phone. itunes, iphone, weather, email etc. and other applications you might get from itunes. it is then guarded by a 4-digit pass-code so it is impossible to access internet without entering that fist.”)
So, if you just can’t live without an iPhone, but you also have problems with unfiltered internet, please be honest with yourself and remove the internet icon from your phone, as explained above. That way, you’ll only be able to access the internet when your spouse (or someone who you can be accountable to) is aware that you are accessing the internet.
Thanks to that reader who contributed that comment!
UPDATE: Since this post was originally created, there have been new devolopments in the iPhone App arena. Please read the comments below as a number of them mention good solutions to solving this problem.