Found January 08, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The bullpen phone is dead. Long live the bullpen phone. In its place, teams have the option of using the above (gaudy) T-Mobile cellphone dock as part of a new MLB sponsorship. ESPN's Darren Rovell has the details on the new sponsorship, which will use T-Mobile's 4G network and Samsung Galaxy S3 phones. The T-Mobile phones that each team will have in their dugouts and bullpens will have an encrypted network that fans or other people in the stadium won't be able to access (yet, at least), and the network will also be geofenced, meaning that the phones won't work if taken into the clubhouse or stands. However, despite the new technology available to all of the teams in the league, the bullpen phones will remain for the time being for those hesitant to embrace change. Teams who currently have a sponsorship deal with another carrier can opt out of the MLB agreement, rendering the pink and black display moot in their stadiums. But this is a step in the right direction...
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