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  1. #1
    Disney Mobile will operate on Sprint's
    network, la Virgin Mobile.

    Disney Mobile's web site at...

    http://disney.go.com/disneymobile

    ....says "Coming June 2006" but isn't
    more specific than that.

    Does any of you know the precise
    rollout date for Disney Mobile
    service?

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  2. #2
    Der.MEROVINGIAN
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    On 2006-05-30 14:09:34 -0400, [email protected] said:

    > Disney Mobile will operate on Sprint's
    > network, la Virgin Mobile.
    >
    > Disney Mobile's web site at...
    >
    > http://disney.go.com/disneymobile
    >
    > ...says "Coming June 2006" but isn't
    > more specific than that.
    >
    > Does any of you know the precise
    > rollout date for Disney Mobile
    > service?
    >
    > **********
    > 1366294709


    Not to sound off..but who really cares..?




  3. #3
    Thurman
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?


    "Der.MEROVINGIAN" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 2006-05-30 14:09:34 -0400, [email protected] said:
    >
    >> Disney Mobile will operate on Sprint's
    >> network, la Virgin Mobile.
    >> snip<<
    >> Does any of you know the precise
    >> rollout date for Disney Mobile
    >> service?
    >>
    >> **********
    >> 1366294709

    >
    > Not to sound off..but who really cares..?


    Probably the parents of the 50,000,000 school age children in the U.S.

    Disney has finally modified the service to meet consumer wants, not provider
    goals. The customer sets monetary limits and geo-boundaries.





  4. #4
    HareBall
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    "Thurman" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    >>
    >> Not to sound off..but who really cares..?

    >
    > Probably the parents of the 50,000,000 school age children in the U.S.
    >
    > Disney has finally modified the service to meet consumer wants, not
    > provider goals. The customer sets monetary limits and geo-boundaries.
    >
    >
    >


    Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a cellphone? Why
    on earth do children need their own phone?

    --
    Larry Scott
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you will live like no one else,
    Later you can live like no one else.
    Dave Ramsey



  5. #5
    skip
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    HareBall <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > "Thurman" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >>>
    >>> Not to sound off..but who really cares..?

    >>
    >> Probably the parents of the 50,000,000 school age children in the
    >> U.S.
    >>
    >> Disney has finally modified the service to meet consumer wants, not
    >> provider goals. The customer sets monetary limits and geo-boundaries.
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a
    > cellphone? Why on earth do children need their own phone?
    >


    My child was saved by a cell when he was almost abducted. he will always
    have a cell.



  6. #6
    Todd W
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?


    "HareBall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Thurman" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >
    >>>
    >>> Not to sound off..but who really cares..?

    >>
    >> Probably the parents of the 50,000,000 school age children in the U.S.
    >>
    >> Disney has finally modified the service to meet consumer wants, not
    >> provider goals. The customer sets monetary limits and geo-boundaries.
    >>

    >
    > Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a cellphone?
    > Why
    > on earth do children need their own phone?
    >


    Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel more
    comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I can't see
    them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.

    Todd W.





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    Thurman
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?


    "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    >
    > "HareBall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> "Thurman" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >>>>
    >>>> Not to sound off..but who really cares..?
    >>>
    >>> Probably the parents of the 50,000,000 school age children in the U.S.
    >>>
    >>> Disney has finally modified the service to meet consumer wants, not
    >>> provider goals. The customer sets monetary limits and geo-boundaries.
    >>>

    >> Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a cellphone?
    >> Why
    >> on earth do children need their own phone?
    >>

    > Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel
    > more comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I can't
    > see them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.


    Kidnapping in growing in other countries. I don't know about the U.S.

    It's been 'refined' to the point of 'we need xxxx delivered to yyyyy in two
    hours'.

    It's small ticket stuff, not M$.





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    John Richards
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]
    >
    > "HareBall" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> "Thurman" <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:
    >>
    >>>>
    >>>> Not to sound off..but who really cares..?
    >>>
    >>> Probably the parents of the 50,000,000 school age children in the U.S.
    >>>
    >>> Disney has finally modified the service to meet consumer wants, not
    >>> provider goals. The customer sets monetary limits and geo-boundaries.
    >>>

    >>
    >> Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a cellphone?
    >> Why
    >> on earth do children need their own phone?
    >>

    >
    > Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel more
    > comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I can't see
    > them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.


    How on earth did kids ever manage to grow up safely before cellphones?

    --
    John Richards



  9. #9
    Todd W
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?


    >>>
    >>> Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a
    >>> cellphone? Why
    >>> on earth do children need their own phone?
    >>>

    >>
    >> Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel
    >> more comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I can't
    >> see them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.

    >
    > How on earth did kids ever manage to grow up safely before cellphones?
    >


    Not all of them did.

    How did people get out of burning houses safely before fire trucks? Not all
    of them did.

    But they have a better chance now that we have fire trucks.

    Todd W.





  10. #10
    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    Todd W wrote:
    >
    > >>>
    > >>> Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a
    > >>> cellphone? Why
    > >>> on earth do children need their own phone?
    > >>>
    > >>
    > >> Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel
    > >> more comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I can't
    > >> see them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.

    > >
    > > How on earth did kids ever manage to grow up safely before cellphones?
    > >

    >
    > Not all of them did.
    >
    > How did people get out of burning houses safely before fire trucks?
    >
    > <snip>


    Just out of curiosity, how do fire trucks help people get out faster? <g>

    Notan



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    Todd W
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?


    "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Todd W wrote:
    >>
    >> >>>
    >> >>> Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a
    >> >>> cellphone? Why
    >> >>> on earth do children need their own phone?
    >> >>>
    >> >>
    >> >> Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel
    >> >> more comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I
    >> >> can't
    >> >> see them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.
    >> >
    >> > How on earth did kids ever manage to grow up safely before cellphones?
    >> >

    >>
    >> Not all of them did.
    >>
    >> How did people get out of burning houses safely before fire trucks?
    >>
    >> <snip>

    >
    > Just out of curiosity, how do fire trucks help people get out faster? <g>
    >


    From what you quoted, it appears I said safer, not faster :-)

    I'm wishing I would have just left this thread alone right now, but from my
    perspective the answer seems obvious.

    If you were stuck in a burning building, would you rather have a team of
    trained and equipped personnel (who arrived in a fire truck) trying to get
    you out, or would you rather just fend for yourself?

    Same thing with children and cellphones. If your child was in trouble, would
    you rather have them be able to contact assistance immediately, or be left
    to defuse the situation himself?

    In both situations there is no guarantee of safety, but having the right
    technology improves ones chances greatly.

    Todd W.





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    Notan
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    Todd W wrote:
    >
    > "Notan" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > > Todd W wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>> Wouldn't be better to just tell the kids they aren't getting a
    > >> >>> cellphone? Why
    > >> >>> on earth do children need their own phone?
    > >> >>>
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel
    > >> >> more comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I
    > >> >> can't
    > >> >> see them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.
    > >> >
    > >> > How on earth did kids ever manage to grow up safely before cellphones?
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> Not all of them did.
    > >>
    > >> How did people get out of burning houses safely before fire trucks?
    > >>
    > >> <snip>

    > >
    > > Just out of curiosity, how do fire trucks help people get out faster? <g>
    > >

    >
    > From what you quoted, it appears I said safer, not faster :-)
    >
    > I'm wishing I would have just left this thread alone right now, but from my
    > perspective the answer seems obvious.
    >
    > If you were stuck in a burning building, would you rather have a team of
    > trained and equipped personnel (who arrived in a fire truck) trying to get
    > you out, or would you rather just fend for yourself?
    >
    > Same thing with children and cellphones. If your child was in trouble, would
    > you rather have them be able to contact assistance immediately, or be left
    > to defuse the situation himself?
    >
    > In both situations there is no guarantee of safety, but having the right
    > technology improves ones chances greatly.


    Now that you explain it, it's clear.

    I wasn't even considering the possibility of something more than a 1-story
    dwelling.

    Duh. <g>

    Notan



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    HareBall
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    "Todd W" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Same thing with children and cellphones. If your child was in trouble,
    > would you rather have them be able to contact assistance immediately, or
    > be left to defuse the situation himself?
    >
    > In both situations there is no guarantee of safety, but having the right
    > technology improves ones chances greatly.
    >
    > Todd W.


    My only arguement here is, "How is a cellphone going to protect your child
    from being abducted?". If someone is going to abduct them, you would probably
    find the phone on the side of the road somewhere.


    --
    Larry Scott
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------
    If you will live like no one else,
    Later you can live like no one else.
    Dave Ramsey



  14. #14
    Jeremy
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    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    >>
    >> Thats a strange question. You must not have children. It makes me feel
    >> more comfortable knowing I can get in contact with the kids when I can't
    >> see them. Otherwise I'd be worried sick.

    >
    > How on earth did kids ever manage to grow up safely before cellphones?
    >



    I read in Time Magazine that about 40% of US kids hakes cellphones. There
    are a number of good reasons to justify kids having phones--primarily for
    security. Parents can reach them without searching up and down the block,
    or calling one friend's house after another. Parents can have kids call
    them to let them know they got to school safely--especially if the parent
    leaves for work before the kid gets on the schoolbus. Parents can stay
    informed if the kid stays late for extra-curricular activities.

    Remember Columbine? Cell phones probably saved some lives. The kids were
    able to call out and tell parents and police what classrooms they were
    hiding in.

    Finally, we had an armed robbery a few blocks from my home a few weeks ago.
    A Philadelphia cop was shot and killed. The scumbag walked in with a
    stocking over his face, forced the bartender to empty the cash register,
    then forced each patron to empty their wallets and also to walk over to the
    ATM machine inside and take all their money out.

    A female patron was in the ladies room, and she used her cellphone to call
    out to 911 and she literally whispered to the operator that there was an
    armed robbery in progress. This brought the police, who surrounded the bar.
    One officer walked into the rear door and the scumbag shot him in the neck,
    killing him. The suspect fled, leaving the patrons behind. Several of the
    patrons later were quoted in the media as saying that they would all have
    probably been killed, had the police not intervened.

    The scumbag escaped, but was caught last week, after his family members
    tipped off the police. When he was being captured, he reached for a gun and
    was about to shoot at the police. The police shot first. He went down, but
    they had to take him to the hospital, where doctors saved the bastard. The
    D.A announced that she will seek the death penalty. You can Google for Gary
    Skerski (officer's name) if you want to read the details.

    One cell phone, along with one patron who kept her wits about herself, may
    have prevented the murders of a lot of people. We never thought that
    something like that would happen in our neighborhood. Neither did the
    people at Columbine.

    I would not hesitate to give my kids cell phones. To me, it's a no-brainer.





  15. #15
    Tinman
    Guest

    Re: Disney Mobile's rollout date?

    Jeremy wrote:
    >
    > Finally, we had an armed robbery a few blocks from my home a few
    > weeks ago. A Philadelphia cop was shot and killed. The scumbag
    > walked in with a stocking over his face, forced the bartender to
    > empty the cash register, then forced each patron to empty their
    > wallets and also to walk over to the ATM machine inside and take all
    > their money out.
    > A female patron was in the ladies room, and she used her cellphone to
    > call out to 911 and she literally whispered to the operator that
    > there was an armed robbery in progress. This brought the police, who
    > surrounded the bar. One officer walked into the rear door and the
    > scumbag shot him in the neck, killing him. The suspect fled, leaving
    > the patrons behind. Several of the patrons later were quoted in the
    > media as saying that they would all have probably been killed, had
    > the police not intervened.


    Have you considered the possibility that no one would have died if the
    cellphone call wasn't placed? The perp killed the cop, yet still didn't
    kill anyone else.

    Just playing devil's advocate here, but I have serious doubts about the
    cellphone saving any of those people. Indeed, based on your account,
    it's just as likely that the cellphone indirectly contributed to the
    loss of that officer's life.

    But cellphones for kids? Heck yea! I definitely like being able to stay
    in touch. While I'm not so sure they save a lot of children's lives, but
    they sure do help with piece of mind.

    As usual, IMHO, YMMV, and all other disclaimers apply.


    --
    Mike





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