Cellphone Porn is Upon Us

By Deane Barker on January 26, 2006

Cellphone sex a success in Europe; will it play in U.S.?: Great. Just what we need, because the kid sitting next to you on the subway may want to share too.

Consumers already spend tens of millions of dollars a year on cellphone-based adult content in Europe where companies such as mobile-phone giant Vodafone Group Plc — or “Vodafilth” as it was dubbed by one British newspaper — are among the distributors.

Leading American cellular carriers have been reluctant to jump onto the bandwagon, however, fearing a backlash from the conservatives and the religious right if they provide U.S. consumers easy access to hand-held X-rated theater.

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