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Disney Mobile to Shut Down

The Walt Disney Co. is ending another MVNO attempt. The company said Thursday it will cease sales of its family-oriented Disney Mobile immediately and support the product until Dec. 31. The offering, which allowed parents to track their children, limit the amount of voice and data used and control expenditures, among other features, used the […]

News Briefs

News Briefs ESPN has closed down its much-advertised,sports-themed MVNO. The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary said it would instead pursue licensing deals for its content with other cellular operators. ESPN will provide service until the end of the year, refund handset purchases and help customers transfer to a new provider. The MVNO launched less than a […]

ESPN Hangs Up on Mobile Venture

ESPN is closing down its much-advertised, sports-themed MVNO, it announced today. The Walt Disney Co. subsidiary said it would instead pursue licensing deals for its content with other cellular operators. The MVNO launched less than a year ago to much fanfare, but failed to sign up the numbers of subscribers needed to achieve ROI no […]

In-Box

Just received the June issue of PHONE+ and I wanted to drop you a quick line to let you know how much I like the new format and focus. The information is organized really logically, and the flow makes for an enjoyable read. Im sure our TalkSwitch resellers will find the magazine to be an […]

Disney Mobile Debuts

THIS MONTH, THE WALT DISNEY CO. WILL LAUNCH A MUCH-ANTICIPATED MOBILE PHONE SERVICE TARGETED AT THE TWEEN-TEEN SET AND DISNEY ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL AGES. THE MAN HEADING UP THE NEW DISNEY MOBILE BUSINESS UNIT IS GEORGE GROBAR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, AND HES A MAN WITH A MISSION. NAMELY, EXTENDING THE BRAND AND […]

Disney Mobile Taps O2 to Offer Family-Friendly Service in United Kingdom

The Walt Disney Internet Group has announced its intention to create the first mobile phone service in the United Kingdom specifically designed for families. The service, called Disney Mobile, will use the O2 network and is expected to launch later this year. This move is in line with the Walt Disney Co.’s focus on growth […]

Companies Announce Support for Disney Mobile

Now that the Walt Disney Co. has announced the launch of its own MVNO and accompanying phone, several companies revealed today they have been contracted to help bring Disney Mobile to market. Telcordia Technologies Inc. is hosting the MVNO with its platform that includes the converged application server and converged real-time charging software. The company […]

Disney to Launch Tween-Teen Phone

The Walt Disney Co. in June will launch a mobile phone service targeted at 10- to 15-year-olds. Disney Mobile, an MVNO on the Sprint-Nextel Corp. network, will be the first to offer a full-featured phone specifically for the younger set. Disney will offer two camera phones for $59.95 each, from LG Electronics and Pantech, leveraging […]

Disney CEO to Keynote TelecomNEXT

USTelecom announced yesterday that Robert Iger, president and CEO of the Walt Disney Co., will share his thoughts on how content providers can use new technologies to distribute programming to consumers when the communications industry meets at TelecomNEXT in March 2006. New and innovative technologies have created tremendous opportunities for content providers to deliver programming […]

Disney Turns MVNO with Sprints Help

Mickey Mouse is coming to a home near you. The Walt Disney Internet Group announced yesterday it is becoming an MVNO as it teams with Sprint Corp. to offer its brand of wireless phone service for families in the United States. The service, called Disney Mobile, will use the Sprint Nationwide PCS Network and is […]

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