CES 2013: Cellphones coming to MLB dugouts
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dugouts in Major League Baseball stadiums are going wireless this season.
MLB and T-Mobile announced a new partnership at CES that will bring cellphones to dugouts, meant to replace the use of landlines.
The phone system will use Samsung Galaxy 3 devices and T-Mobile's 4G network.
T-Mobile says the system will be encrypted to ensure security, and the smartphones will be disabled if they are removed from dugouts.
The new system will first be used at the World Baseball Classic in March. After that, Major League stadiums will start receiving the smartphones. Coaches will still, however, have the option to use a landline in the dugout.
MLB and T-Mobile say part of their partnership includes improving the wireless experience for fans inside the ballpark.