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Cox partners with Rhapsody Music for broadband customers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 28 Mar 2008 13:59 User comments (5)

Cox partners with Rhapsody Music for broadband customers Cox Communications has announced that they will be partnering with Rhapsody music service to create Cox Rhapsody, a service giving Cox High Speed Internet customers the ability to access and download millions of songs for $12.99 a month.
"Our customers have expressed that music is a big part of their lives, and Cox Rhapsody allows us to make their favorite songs even more accessible," stated Mark Snow, vice president of marketing for Cox Northern Virginia. "Cox Rhapsody provides our customers unlimited access to their music anywhere -- at home, work or while traveling."

According to the press release, the following packages are available:

Cox Rhapsody Free
-- Price: FREE trial service
-- Listen to 25 ad-free, high-quality Streaming radio stations from RealNetworks on your computer
-- Access the Rhapsody Unlimited catalog and play up to 25 on-demand songs per month on your computer

Cox Rhapsody Radio
-- Price: $4.99/month
-- Listen to more than 80 ad-free, high-quality streaming radio stations from RealNetworks on your computer
-- Includes ability to "skip" tracks and create personalized radio stations based on artist preference
-- Access the Rhapsody Unlimited catalog and play up to 25 on-demand songs per month on your computer

Cox Rhapsody Unlimited
-- Price: $12.99/month
-- Includes all the features of Cox Rhapsody Radio
-- Includes unlimited on-demand access to the entire Rhapsody catalog of millions of tracks you can listen to on your computer

Cox Rhapsody To Go
-- Price: $14.99/month
-- Includes all the features of Cox Rhapsody Unlimited
-- Includes the ability to transfer music onto any supported portable music player at no extra charge (as long as the monthly subscription is maintained and the player is synchronized with the Rhapsody To Go account at least once a month)


Interested customers can visit http://www.music.cox.net for more information.


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5 user comments

128.3.2008 21:41
duckNrun
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OK...OK. Sorry but I just have to point this out:

Cox Rhapsody Unlimited
-- Price: $12.99/month
-- Includes all the features of Cox Rhapsody Radio
-- Includes unlimited on-demand access to the entire Rhapsody catalog of millions of tracks you can listen to on your computer

Cox Rhapsody To Go
-- Price: $14.99/month
-- Includes all the features of Cox Rhapsody Unlimited
-- Includes the ability to transfer music onto any supported portable music player at no extra charge (as long as the monthly subscription is maintained and the player is synchronized with the Rhapsody To Go account at least once a month)

It's the last item I have a problem with. They say get all the features of the next lower tier AND be able to also transfer the music to portables "at no extra charge".

By definition, paying a higher price for the same items as the other tier EXCEPT for this ONE feature equates out to an additional charge for the extra feature.

It's like saying for 99 cents you can have a milkshake but for $1.99 you can have the exact same milkshake AND this nifty cup to hold the liquid in AT NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

Of course with the educational level, reasoning and logic skills that most Americans (I'm American but the exception lol) possess it's easy to see how Cox can get by with this word play.

229.3.2008 12:14

Personally, I'd stay as far away as possible from anyone who associates themselves with Rhapsody. They are part of Real Media and everyone knows that their real player is crap. It's like their(Rhapsody) two week trial for which you need a credit card to sign up to. You can leave anytime during that two week period, but just try and find the number to leave their service. I worked for a company from the States, I'm a Canadian and we were their call center,and one lady called up to get the number to leave Rhapsody, but couldn't find it. I spent forty five minutes in the Rhapsody site before I found the unsubscribe phone number buried at the bottom of a page which had absolutely nothing to do with the music trial. Yahoo has made the same mistake only they sold their online music service to these idiots. Anyone with half a brain can see that this is just another scam by Real Media to try and insinuate itself into the online music market, like itunes and the other successful online stores,so they can look legitimate which they aren't.

330.3.2008 0:18

I've been knowing about this for at least three months now, but you guys are barely reporting? Anyway, I'm somewhat wary of any ISP offering song downloads.

430.3.2008 20:54

Use the FREE Rhapsody and Freecorder Toolbar.. have fun...

530.3.2008 22:49

Quote:
t's like their(Rhapsody) two week trial for which you need a credit card to sign up to. You can leave anytime during that two week period, but just try and find the number to leave their service.
Brings back memories of AOL!! lol x10

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