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European countries to get unlimited mobile music service

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Jun 2007 13:40 User comments (5)

European countries to get unlimited mobile music service Thanks to a new service called MusicStation, European customers will be able to download an unlimited amount of music to their mobile phones.
MusicStation launched in Sweden on Tuesday, and it will hit major markets in the rest of Europe, as well as Asia and Africa over the next few months. The company says it has agreements with 30 operators and hopes to serve over 100 million phones within the year.

North American plans for the service were not specified at all during the announcement.

The service would be like a Napster of sorts, which instead of charging per song, instead there would be a weekly charge of 2.99 euros for unlimited downloads. Your only limitation is the amount of memory your mobile phone has.

The company also said that eventually the tracks would be able to be transferred to your PC, but that part of the service was not currently available.

"MusicStation's launch today heralds the beginning of the next generation of mobile music,"
Rob Lewis said, CEO of the service's parent company Omnifone.

Over 1 million tracks would be offered by the service, including music from the "Big 4", Universal Music, Sony BMG, Warner Music, and EMI.

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5 user comments

115.6.2007 15:53
flyingv
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Sounds like a great idea, but i wonder what do they have in store for America?

215.6.2007 17:58

i dont get it.. whats different about it. is there something special that allows you to transfer stuff onto a cell phone or is it exactly like napster

316.6.2007 1:09

Originally posted by jetyi83:
i dont get it.. whats different about it. is there something special that allows you to transfer stuff onto a cell phone or is it exactly like napster
I think the idea is that you'll pay your operator for the songs, which obviously will contain some form of DRM to prevent the songs being transferred to your friends' phones, or even your PC. And one more thing that comes in mind: if you think it's a good deal, remember that the operator will charge you for the bandwidth you use downloading, on top of the weekly charge.

421.6.2007 16:01

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instead there would be a weekly charge of 2.99 euros for unlimited downloads. Your only limitation is the amount of memory your mobile phone has.
I would prefer a monthly charge for unlimited downloading :)

523.6.2007 11:30

lame... bittorrent is better

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