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Vodafone to offer phone customers music downloads

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 10 Sep 2007 18:19 User comments (1)

Vodafone to offer phone customers music downloads Vodafone today became the latest mobile phone provider to get into the music download business.
Although analysts had been expecting a deal that would make Vodafone the exclusive retailer of the iPhone across Europe, instead the company accompanied the introduction of their new music store with a look at new phones they'll be selling to go along with it. In place of the iPhone they've decided to go with Samsung's F700 smartphone.

Like the iPhone, the F700 has a touchscreen, but it also features support for 3G downloading. This means faster download speeds, which is an area where the iPhone has been criticized. Jens Schulte-Bokum, head of the global terminal division at Vodafone, said "we regret that the iPhone, initially, won't support 3G, which we believe is necessary to deliver a compelling music and Internet experience."

British company Omnifone will provide Vodafone customers with unlimited tracks from their catalog of over 1 million songs for 1.99 a week.

Sources:
Computerworld
Reuters

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111.9.2007 18:35

this is not going to change anything for me i will change my phone from them back to optus asap.

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