Dish Network reportedly plans to begin selling mobile phones out of Blockbuster’s brick-and-mortar stores. Even more shocking, Blockbuster still has brick-and-mortar stores. Blockbuster had recently started selling phones on its website under the name “Blockbuster Mobile,” partnering with Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile amongst other carriers. The online venture must have been somewhat successful since, according to Bloomberg’s two unnamed sources, the products will soon shift to Blockbuster’s 850 retail locations. Dish Network has been planning since April of last year to sell mobile phones through Blockbuster, and this may likely be the satellite-TV provider’s next step on its way to offering its own mobile phone service.
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