Disney kills its spy-on-your-kids phones

Disney has killed off its mobile phone service, which had the creepy "feature" of allowing parents to track their kids' movements. Apparently, they weren't able to scare enough parents into putting telephonic prisoner-anklets onto their kids.

Disney said the service will no longer be available after December 31, but it might offer some of the specially designed software and applications through another wireless operator.


(via Ypulse)

See also: Disney to launch mobile phone service with Sprint

Update: I had been told by a sales rep that Disney mobiles let you see pen-trace data on your kids' calls, but Scott Forbes of Disney Mobile tells me that this isn't true.