Disney Shutting Down Phone Service

A year after it ended service for its ESPN Mobile service, Disney said Thursday that it would also be closing Disney Mobile, however it gave no specific reasoning for closing down. Like it did for ESPN, Disney will now sell its content and services through carriers. The deal would likely work the same as that for the sports network. Service would be provided to current customers through December 31.

Content and applications would no longer be available for purchase, however. It would also reimburse certain customers for handset and accessory purchases, which it said it would provide further information by October 8. Early termination fees would be waived for those wishing to leave the service early. Disney will honor number porting requests, although it asked customers to port their numbers by November 30.

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