Sega Mobile was Sega's mobile phone games service in the United States and Europe. Unlike its sister service in Japan, Sonic Cafe, there was no monthly subscription— instead, games were bought on a one-by-one basis, usually from the network carrier such as AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Vodafone, or from an app store. As such, it is available on the majority of phones that support J2ME on the carrier, as well as on phones and tablets with an operating system like iOS or Android. The service was launched in August 2002 for Sprint customers. On 1 February 2004, SEGA released many games for Verizon customers. Later that year, the first Sonic games for cell phones that support J2ME were released. In Summer 2008, AT&T had a campaign promoting their GoPhone featuring Sonic and Tails; AT&T was seemingly the official wireless provider of the Sonic franchise.
Sometime in 2012, a new network to support their mobile games was developed, leaving Sega Mobile without any platforms to support. Because of this, it is likely the service folded back into Sega of America.
List of games
The game list is large, with a number of ports of classic games along with several new ones. The list below contains only the Sonic-related games that have been released.
- Sonic Backgammon