Though the Mobile Adult Content Congress seemed to be a big hit this past week in Miami, and everyone knows that bringing cellphone-based smut to the masses is a billion dollar business, many cellphone operators aren't buying into the idea so readily. Already, Europe is steeped in tens of millions of dollars worth of mobile porn, with Vodaphone a big provider (dubbed Vodafilth by the Brits). But in the US, X-rated sales distributed via cell phones last year were not so high (Remember, friends, before you twirl the meat, ask yourself WWJDL?). The get-your-porn-on-the-fly congress was much more focused on content rating and filtering devices or age verification mechanisms, that would try to stop underage pervs from getting in on the action, but some people were getting hyped up about the options arrayed before them.

It was all a bit staid and very business-like, but one speaker, an executive identified as James Walz of West Management, did seem to get worked up as he talked about features like "personalized strip teases" and unbridled U.S. market potential.

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Yeah James, you go boy, it's yer birthday. In the end, however, the key to this type of technology really lies on whether providers will offer direct billing to their cellphones—and that seems the be a sticking point with companies like Verizon. As Jeffrey Nelson of Verizon Wireless said,

As my grandmother would have said, "fat chance."

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