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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 […]

AT&T Adds Parental Controls for Cell Phones

AT&T Inc. on Tuesday launched a Web-based feature that gives parents more control over their childrens mobile phone use. AT&T Smart Limits for Wireless allows a parent to set usage limits on a childs talk time, text messages, instant messages and downloads. It also lets parents manage how and when a child can communicate, restrict […]

Telcordia Signs 13th MVNO

Telcordia continued its embrace of the MVNO market Tuesday with the announcement of kajeet as a customer. The service provider will go after the tween mobile market. kajeets kid-friendly pay-as-you-go approach uses the Telcordia Hosted Solution for MVNOs, part of the Telcordia Service Delivery Suite that includes provisioning, rating and control functions, along with APIs […]

Not Necessarily News

A Safe Place in Cyberspace Parents worried about predators tracking their school-age children via online social sites now have an alternative to forums such as MySpace and Facebook. Its called safeTspace and was created by a team of government and financial security consultants with the help of Jabber Inc. Heres how it works: With the […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Controlling cell phone use in the classroom is a big challenge for teachers, but most American parents do not want schools to forbid children from bringing the devices onto school property. A recent survey by OSS provider ACE*COMM Corp. shows parents mostly are concerned about scheduling and safety issues. Of the 1,000 parents polled: 99 […]

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 […]

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 […]

NOT NECESSARILY NEWS

Posted: 07/2005 Safety Quest for Qwest In an effort to prevent child victimization stemming from online threats, Qwest Communications International Inc. and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) have kicked off an Internet safety campaign for parents and guardians. Called Parents Safety-Net Test, the tool gives adults an instant tool to check […]

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