April 4, 2006 9:20 AM PDT

Disney phone service has parents in mind

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Wireless phone service will allow parents to set limits on their kids' cell phone use and track them on a map.
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funny things
I do think the use of it is nothing more than tracking. Using this technology , you can immediately determind the location of the phone.This must be a bad news for cellphone robbers and thieves.
Posted by ChengYu (1 comment )
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Been There Done That
This type of service closely mimics what is available in many countries today, by many different carriers.

Every cell phone can be tracked by its IMEI to the cell site it is currently covered by. LBS (location based services) can effectively triangulate and track the phone's location by signal strength of multiple surrounding cell sites.

The rest of this is just billing issues.

Disney would have been better off developing the content and services for kids phones, not the phones and linkages.
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Missing the boat on this one...
Still am not even close to being convinced that a child needs a cell phone.
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