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CloseCall: New MVNO Will Include Parental Controls

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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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maxrebo

Apr 14, 2005, 7:47 PM

Not Sprint MVNO?

Heh, one thing I was amazed to see: It is NOT a Sprint MVNO!! As I was reading the article I was thinking to myself that this would be another addition to the many using Sprint's network.

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)
bigmanoncampus

Apr 14, 2005, 8:56 AM

restricted

Does this mean the end of restricted and private numbers calling my phone? Or does this only block phone numbers? Confused

If not... is their another way?
Stevo2k4

Apr 14, 2005, 1:18 AM

Phones already have this...

Many phones already have this functionality. What's the big deal? VzW and other provider can set phones to 'incoming only' or 'outgoing only.' Also many phones themselves allow the ability to add 'special' numbers which can be blocked or be the only numbers callable (is that a word?).

Close Call Wireless?

Seems like a weak M.O. to me...
gunny

Apr 13, 2005, 1:23 PM

money money money

I could see that being very successful do to the popularity of cell phones with kids, and the need for the parents to stay in touch without going broke.
i agree and i am from maryland i just dont know where they will be offering this service
 
 
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