Disney announces MVNO

Jul 06 2005 - 01:36 AM ET | MVNO, Sprint Nextel
Disney-mobile-logo.gifAs expected, Disney today announced plans for a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) deal with Sprint PCS later today. Disney Mobile will be focused at kids and families. It will launch next year, but other than that very little information was released. Rumors of a Disney MVNO have been going on for quite some time, MobileTracker first reported on the idea in May of 2004. Another Disney unit, ESPN, has MVNO plans as well. Disney Mobile will surely raise the debate of what age is right to give children mobile phones. Startup FireFly Mobile thinks eight is the time to start.