Poster Box Office

Movie Poster Sells Tickets via Cellphone

Korean cellphone provider SK Telecom has introduced a new service that allows people to walk up to a movie poster and use their cell phone to purchase movie theater tickets via the poster itself:

SK Telecom presented ‘U-theater service’ that allows people to get movie tickets by scanning RFID tag attached on the movie poster with their cell phones. They can view short movie highlight video clips, reserve seats at a cinema, download movie soundtrack for ring-tone and etc. If you purchase a ticket, you receive a confirmation number through SMS and there is no need for extra ticket printing process.

This interactive poster via mobile phone idea has been around for a while — in many countries, users can download trailers and other digital content to their mobile phone from posters and other outdoor advertising.

Access to this type of technology is not as widely available in the United States when compared to Europe and Asia. For that, you can thank American cellphone providers for “carrier locking” the types of technology, content, and access in the U.S. marketplace. However, the U.S. may catch up eventually.

Tagged ,

One Comment

  1. NasrianNovember 13, 2006 at 11:44 AMReply

    It is very innovating frankly I admire the creators of this concept, just like you to have made this very useful Web-blog for me being graphic designer then thousand THANKS

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Posterwire Posterwire features articles, news, links, and commentary about movie posters.

Check out our movie poster articles, links to movie poster websites, and gallery of movie poster images.

  • Drew Struzan: Oeuvre
  • The Art of Drew Struzan
  • Inglourious Movie Poster Illustration
  • Bob Peak Movie Poster Exhibition
  • One Letter Off
  • Personal Bollywood Movie Poster
  • Art of the Modern Movie Poster
  • Animated Terminator Salvation Poster
  • Dane Cook: Movie Poster Critic
Follow Us