Disney Mobile will discontinue its service December 31st, 2007. Verizon Wireless has an exclusive offer for Disney Mobile customers. The offer will give Disney Mobile customers three free months of Verizon Wireless Chaperon Service. (this is not guaranteed as information may be incorrect or out-dated). I received a letter in the mail from Disney Mobile & Verizon stating that when you sign-up your family you can get up to five phones free!
The offer is available to Disney Mobile customers only and can be accessed here: www.verizonwireless.com/disneymobile.
I am so excited to introduce you to Disney Mobile phones and service!
Sebastian is at the age when he likes to go to his friends house after school, but he doesn’t want me
to go inside to talk to the parents anymore. I guess he’s embarrased of his mom!? How can that be? I am really bad about keeping up with his friends parents names and phone numbers so having his own Disney Mobile phone has been wonderful. Instead of having to search through the desk drawers for the little piece of paper that has his friends moms name on it, I can call him and tell him it’s time to come home. I think it is always more effective when kids hear the bad news from their own parents and not their friends parents.
Sebastian, myself and my husband have been using our Disney Mobile phones for a few months now. There are a lot of great features. I can’t imagine going back to my regular cell service after using the Disney Mobile phones and service. The phones are easy to use, nice looking, and best of all, can provide vital information when needed.
I was impressed from the minute I turned on my Disney Mobile phone. When I turned my phone on, a really neat Disney tune played and the animation on the screen was amazing.
The functions are very easy to access and use.. even for Sebastian who is 7 years old.
Sebastian’s favorite feature is the Family Alert feature. With Family Alert, he can send me ‘template messages’ such as ‘yes’ and ‘no’ (and many more) or he can type a message. First he chooses a recipient. Then he can either choose a ‘template message’ or type his own message. The next screen allows him to check his message and then send it. He thinks it really fun to send me Family Alerts while we are at home.
Likewise, parents can send a Family Alert to their child’s phone. The child is alerted with a sound and when he or she opens the phone, the screen lets them know that they have a Family Alert waiting for them. Your kids can no longer use the "I did’t get your message" excuse because the Family Alert message will be the first thing they see on their screen.
One of my favorite features is the Family Locator. With this feature, I can locate Sebastian where ever he is as long as his phone is on. When I first tested the Family Locator feature, I had Sebastian’s phone on the desk next to me. If the phone could talk, it would have told me I was crazy! The message that appeared on my screen was "Sebastian is within 10 yards of your phone"! I couldn’t believe it pinpointed the location so perfectly. The Family Locator also gave me the address. If your child has a few friends on your street that he plays with, you can find out who’s house he is at with the Family Locator. If you have a pre-teen who is supposed to be at the mall but you think she walked to the movie theatre, you can find out with the Family Locator!
I am impressed with the durability of the phones. Sebastian’s Disney Mobile phone has been through a lot… even the washing machine (sorry Disney!). We simply laid the phone out to dry and now it is as good as new.
Another great feature is Call Control. With Call Control, parents can limit their child’s phone usage by the time of day, and by days of the week. This is great for kids who take their phones to school. You can use Call Control to make sure that they don’t use their phone during school hours. The really neat thing about the Call Control feature is that your child’s phone can have ‘always allowed’ numbers that he can call even during hours that you have restricted which is great for emergencies. Your child can call you, but not their friends.
Ok, you are going to LOVE this feature. Family Monitor. The Family Monitor feature allows parents to set monthly spending allowances for calls, text messages, and downloads. When your child has reached his spending limit, both your child and you are notified.
Other FUN features include:
- Awesome ringtones. Ringtones include "Bare Necessities", "Electro", "Granted Wish" and a classic telephone ringtone.
- Voice recorder
- Alarm clock
- Themes – Give your Disney Mobile phone a new theme. Themes include Floral Fantasy, Mickey and Friends, eXtreMe and more.
- Radio Disney.. yes, that’s right! Just click on Radio Disney and your child can vote for their favorite Radio Disney song, send a shout out, find your local Radio Disney station, and keep up with the top 30 Radio Disney songs
- Ringtones – additional ringtones can be purchased and downloaded right from your phone. There are several categories to browse include Disney Favorites, pop, top downloads, and hip hop. Parents will appreciate the ‘super star’ ringtones which include songs by Gwen Stefani songs, The Killers, and The Fray.
- Images – download additional images to your Disney Phone. Images can be used as your phone background or can be sent to a friends phone. Images include "Flaming Heart Tattoo", "Tinker Bell Name", "Thumper Peeved" and many more.
- Web – access popular websites such as ABC News, USA Today, AccuWeather, ESPN, horoscopes and many more.
Way to go Disney Mobile! ‘The Mommy Insider’ gives Disney Mobile two thumbs up for great phones, excellent mobile service, and wonderful customer service!