Home » Uncategorized » Get ready for ads on your mobile phone

Get ready for ads on your mobile phone

Today is the day that your mobile phone could change forever.

With an unveiling at the CTIA Wireless trade show in Las Vegas, MSNBC.com is launching a wireless news service that is subsidized by advertising. It’s a three-month experiment that the company hopes to make permanent this summer.

Sprint Nextel is ahead of the game, already offering streaming video clips of NBC programming. The monthly fee for this service can be up to US$15 a month. These clips contain the occasional ad, but are for the most part, ad-free. MSNBC hopes to eliminate the monthly fee in favor of having advertisers pay for the service.

Many industry analysts think that the service will catch on in a big way, on the theory that mobile phones are the next frontier for advertising, just as radio, television, and websites have been. It’s probably not a stretch to suggest that the next frontier is upon us already.

The MSNBC service will work at first only on phones running Microsoft software. Other providers are expected to fall in line quickly enough.

About Dave White

Check Also


Try Oculus Rift And Wii To Roam Around On The Back To The Future Hoverboard

Check out how you can fly in virtual space by using an Oculus Rift and a Wii Balance Board.


Amazon Appstore for Android Holiday Deals, Including Free Apps

There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.


Black Friday: Google Play Store Apps, Games and Content on Sale All Weekend

Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games


Black Friday Deal: Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1-Inch for $100 Off

Did you manage to score any epic Black Friday deals this morning? Are you still ...


Arduino Co-Creator Releases Plans for $200 DIY Mobile Phone

Mellis was one of the people who came up with the now hugely popular Arduino platform and now he has come up with plans for people to build their own cell phone for about $200 in parts.


No Discounts for Apple Black Friday, Just Free Gift Cards

If you were hoping to save yourself some cash as you brave the Black Friday shopping crowds, you'll want to go somewhere other than the official Apple Stores.