use their mobile handsets to remotely view listings and schedule or delete recordings from their DVR set-top boxes. All that is needed is a WAP 2.0-enabled handset that lets subscribers access the AT&T-Yahoo portal.
Next week Verizon and Vodafone will launch a service allowing customers to program TiVo units by phone. Sprint plans to enter the remote recording market later this year.
I don’t see a whole lot of value in this feature, especially if TiVo partners follow through with the original proposed $5/mo fee. Scheduling by computer (or even DVR!) is sufficient for my needs. Besides, as a Slingbox owner (I’m a Sling Media employee), I already have total control of my DVRs (or Xbox 360) by phone.