Movie ticketing service Fandango and US telecoms carrier Cingular are partnering to develop a movie information and ticketing service for mobile phones.
At launch the service will offer users a comprehensive movie information service including reviews, showtimes, theater information and maps. More interestingly the service will alert users when tickets become available for movies and offer them the ability to purchase them using their mobile phone.
The companies say that future offerings may include movie-related wallpaper, ring tones, games and the possibility of bar-coded tickets on the mobile device.
Art Levitt, president of Fandango, said, Moviegoers are often attached at the hip to their mobile devices, and so the Cingular Wireless deal is a significant one for Fandango. With its convenient placement on the Cingular Entertainment deck and VoiceInfo menu, we believe this application will be very popular with all Cingular Wireless customers, whenever and wherever they go.