Verizon Launches Ringback Tones In California
Nov 16, 2004, 1:42 PM by (staff)
Verizon Wireless announced today it is the first national carrier to offer Ringback Tones - short clips of real music that replace the standard ring callers hear when they call the phone of a Ringback Tone subscriber. The service is available now for customers in Sacramento and southern California, with national availability planned for mid-2005. Customers can choose from an initial catalog of more than 2,200 songs in 13 different music genres. Set-up options include different ringback tones for different callers based on the Caller ID, Group List or the time of day. The service is priced at 99 cents per month, plus $1.99 annually for each tone.
RingPlus To Offer Free Phone Service
RingPlus today announced a new mobile phone service plan that is ad-supported, but completely free to the customer. The ads take the form of ringback tones, which RingPlus customers hear on outbound voice calls, after dialing but before the other party picks up.
Apple Music Is $10/Month
Apple today announced Apple Music, its new streaming music service. In addition to streaming the entire iTunes catalog, the service includes curated playlists.
LG Announces Music Service for Its High-End Phones
LG today announced a high-fidelity music service for several of its flagship handsets. The Hi-Fi music offering will make high-quality tracks available to LG owners in about 70 countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia, the U.K., and the U.S.
Verizon Teams with Slacker for Ringtone Service
Verizon Wireless today announced a new product offering from partner Slacker Radio. For $2 per month, Verizon customers can subscribe to Slacker Radio Tones, which provides access to Slacker's entire music library for ring tones and ringback tones.
No big deal. You can do this with Moto phones already ...
Erm... no. You can't do this with a phone. It happens on the network side. Phones can't generate or determine ringback tones.
When you ...
badsky2k said:Another minor quibble I have with Verizon's data services.
No big deal. You can do this with Moto phones already and it does not incur a recurring charge. VZW just does not get it!