View Full Version : Disney to explore a wireless phone service

10-29-2003, 08:12 PM
Poking around the Disney career site (still looking for my WDW dream job. Anyone else do this?)... anyway, I noticed this intern position. I'm really encouraged that disney is looking at providing a wireless service. Ok. Maybe hiring interns much of a effort, but hey. It's a start! ..I hope they make a Pocket PC version too.

Title: Wireless Intern US-CA-North Hollywood
The Walt Disney Company is exploring the possibility of a Disney mobile phone service and we are looking for talented, experienced design students to assist with the creation of visual mock-ups and prototypes of mobile phone applications and services.

10-31-2003, 02:02 PM
I really hope that they really don't do this.

They have too many other projects that they still need to work on. ABC comes to mind most immediately. They jumped into a medium that they had no experience with, and it cost them a lot of money.

I think it would be downright STUPID to get into the cell phone industry, but that's just my $.02.

10-31-2003, 10:20 PM
They may not be getting into being a service provider like Cingular or Verizon, though. Maybe they're looking into some sort of content development and promotion for that? (Ringers, backgrounds, games, text messaging, etc. -- kind of like their partnerships with Sprint and Verizon, but independent of other phone companies.)

I don't know, but "applications and services" sound more content-driven than anything else to me.

11-01-2003, 06:31 PM
SoonerKate. That's right. They developing content that would be accessible through a wireless phone service.

Basically, take disney.com and shrink the content down to the size of a WAP phone.

So. If spending the day at MK is not enough disney for you, you can dial up disney on your phone while you're lined up for ToT!


11-04-2003, 05:54 PM
on the Disney website. They are pretty pricey compared to the competition, and I remember them being through another carrier affiliated with Disney. They have things like a Lilo & Stitch package on a phone, with ringtones and screensavers, as well as a Pooh phone with the same types of features. The only problem is, you can download all the featues they offer through various other service providers websites. And the cheapest I remember was $200 for the phone, with no option of who to chose for your service provider. (I can't remember if it was Verizon,Virgin, Sprint or some other carrier like Nextel). I do remember that when I looked at the features offered, I calculated it all out, and found that downloading the same features to my phone from my mobile company was far cheaper. And I don't remember them mentioning the packages prices for service. So for sure they are already looking into it, we'll just see what they come up with next.:rolleyes: