Almost two months after announcing that it'd be shutting down in the US at the end of the year, Disney Mobile's finding new life across the sea. Disney's latest MVNO—Japan's first, according to Reuters—will run off of Softbank's network and sell its phones at Softbank's stores. With two dead MVNOs under its belt,…
As of today, September 27, Disney Mobile is shutting down its doors and no longer allowing new content and applications to be purchased on their MVNO cellphone service. You have until December 31, 2007 to find a new cellphone plan, which is when Disney Moible will cut off services completely. Once you do cancel your…
AT&T's mobile division is going to follow Disney Mobile and others by introducing its "Smart Limits" parental controls: parents use a web interface to set call blocking, calling hours, text message and download limits. But unlike many similar child-protection systems, this one will cost users $4.99 per month—per kid.
We've covered Disney Mobile before, showing their "family friendly" features like call control, family locator (GPS) and family monitoring. Reader Robert doesn't think so, he writes:
Up until now, the MVNO that Mickey Mouse built had only one lonely phone, the Pantech DM-P100, for kids and tweenies to lug around. Thanks to FCC docs, we know that the Pantech Curitel PN-320 is heading to Disney Mobile, giving all good little boys and girls Bluetooth and a basic VGA camera with flash.
The Disney Mobile phone service, which is finally launching this summer, is already expanding into foreign markets. Partnered with O2 PLC, the Walt Disney service will provide their distinct method of Disney-ification to the UK as well.
We almost can't believe the news that after two long years of saying "we'll launch it later this summer" and our favorite, "we'll launch it next year", it looks like Disney will actually be launching their Disney Mobile phone service this summer. Only Pumbaa truly understands how we feel.