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Since: 16.3.04
From: Albuquerque, NM

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Company Actively Engaged in Discussions to License Critically Acclaimed Mobile ESPN Application

ESPN will cease its Mobile ESPN MVNO operations later this year but remains committed to growing its presence in the wireless industry through licensing its critically acclaimed Mobile ESPN application to existing service providers.

Mobile ESPN’s wireless voice and data services, including the Mobile ESPN sports content, will remain active for current customers until at least December 31, 2006. Current customers will continue to receive complete billing and customer care support during the transition. Future sales of Mobile ESPN handsets and service plans are discontinued immediately.

ESPN, which has licensed content to multiple wireless carriers for more than a decade and is the number one wireless Internet sports content site in the U.S. with eight million unique visitors a month, will also continue its successful Mobile ESPN Publishing business.

Our MVNO effort created a tremendous wireless asset widely recognized for quality and innovation, and as a result we have been approached by well-entrenched carriers about a licensing model. We have decided to pursue it, said Salil Mehta, executive vice president, ESPN Enterprises. “With a redefined approach we have a greater opportunity to reach millions of fans while achieving our strategic and financial goals.

Continued Mehta: "ESPN is now able to take advantage of market opportunities that simply did not exist with our content before we built the MVNO. We remain committed to serving fans in the wireless arena."

Customers who purchased Mobile ESPN phones will receive a full refund of their purchase price upon settlement of their final Mobile ESPN bill. Before the end of the year, Mobile ESPN will contact all customers with details about future service options to assist in the transition to the new home of Mobile ESPN. Customers electing to discontinue Mobile ESPN service will be released from current contract obligations without early termination penalty.

Mobile ESPN wireless network voice and data services are provided on the Nationwide Sprint PCS Network. High-speed data services are available in the Sprint wireless high-speed data (EVDO) coverage areas. Where available, “EVDO” provides broadband-like download speeds, enabling extremely fast access to Mobile ESPN’s sports content, Internet searching and certain downloads.


They also have a little note to current customers at

So 9 months of non-stop advertising for nothing. I can't say I knew anyone who even owned one, so it's not much of a surprise.

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If they'd have come up with the offers I received after I got my RAZR before I'd gotten it, I probably would have switched. Now I'm glad I didn't.

They want to deliver vast amounts of information over the internet. And again, the internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.

It's a series of tubes.

Sen. Ted Stevens
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Since: 12.1.02
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I think this post by Shanoff on his new blog basically hits the nail on its head.
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Puerto Rico...fighting for 3rd place on the World Baseball Classic!
Brian P. Dermody

Since: 20.9.02
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Nobody is happier about this than my co-workers. "Mobile ESPN Alerts" were why nobody wanted "Baseball Tonight" as an assignment.

If I store my shaving cream in my dresser, my roommate grows a beard. Odd.

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