Vodafone's Social Connections

The wireless giant is in talks to give its customers access to social-networking services with their phones

Wireless-phone giant Vodafone (VOD) will let customers use their mobile phones to gain access to online social networking services, BusinessWeek.com has learned. The British company is in talks with a number of social-networking sites, and expects deals to be completed during the first quarter of 2007.

Arun says mobile-phone companies have more to gain than to lose as the Internet and the wireless network converge. "I don't think there's a risk," he says. "We expect each of these new services to generate growth."

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