CloseCall: New MVNO Will Include Parental Controls
Apr 13, 2005, 12:56 PM by (staff)
MobilePro, a wireless technology company, will launch an MVNO in its home state of Maryland within the next month. CloseCall will be a prepaid service using Verizon's network. It is targeted at parents who want to control their childrens' spending habits as well as their calling habits. CloseCall will offer parental controls on their phones to restrict both incoming and outgoing calls to select numbers. If successful, MobilePro hopes to launch CloseCall in additional metro areas shortly.
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Republic Wireless MVNO to Add GSM-Based Service
Republic Wireless, an MVNO that operates on Sprint's network, says it has signed a deal with a GSM-based carrier and will expand service with a GSM smartphone later this year. Republic's SVP of sales Lon France told Fierce Wireless the device will be a high-end Motorola handset, though he didn't name the exact model nor the new carrier partner (likely T-Mobile).
Not Sprint MVNO?
With all of these MVNO's popping up, I really think this will confuse people even more. (Not to say not all MVNOs are bad, just that its getting pretty crazy how many are starting up lately)
If not... is their another way?
Phones already have this...
Close Call Wireless?
Seems like a weak M.O. to me...
money money money