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Verizon Plans On Music Downloads

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Jun 29, 2005, 4:56 PM   by (staff)

While taking questions after a presentation today, Verizon CEO Denny Strigl let slip that Verizon Wireless intends to launch a music download service within the next 6 to 8 months. Since there was no prepared information on the service, details are still slim. So far a Verizon spokesman has confirmed that the service will offer full song downloads and that Verizon is considering the different avenues people use to get and manage music. Separately it was revealed the the first phone capable of accessing this new music service will be a model from LG that is expected soon - most likely it is the VX8100.

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regine44

Jun 30, 2005, 7:31 AM

They should stream Music not download Music

Pay 12 bucks a month for intenret radio done! they stream though EVDO it can be done I stream music though my evdo card music at xmradio.com all the time so it wouldnt be a problem i would love to hear that now thats worth your money!
Silverdale_man

Jun 29, 2005, 5:24 PM

Dont Sound that good.

IMO I dont see this working. On a customer standpoint If im fimilar with downloading music I would download it were I do now..Napster or itunes if you pay or winmx ect if you dont pay. The problem that I see happening are the songs are goin to be way too much money for the normal person to want to spend and unless u store it on a mem card once you download it, you wont be able to have more then a few till your phones memory runs out. Now here is where I see the problem start. If they offer the songs to compete with Itunes and other PAYING sites on the internet its goin make their other ringtones look stupid and way too costly. Why pay 2.50 or whatever verizon charges for real ringtone songs for 20 seconds when you can get the whole song for ...
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I never thought about any of that. You make some solid points mate.
you're absolutely right. we can look around the world to see how pricing in comparison with the itunes music store or whatever is locally popular totally affects the success of a wireless music service. in europe, t-mobile offered a music download ser...
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I don't know, VZW isn't one to give up so easy when something doesn't work like it is supposed to... like the Push to Talk. Music On Demand or the more probable name Get Music (part of Get It Now) will probably be comparable to iTunes since other comp...
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Silverdale_man said:
IMO I dont see this working. On a customer standpoint If im fimilar with downloading music I would download it were I do now..Napster or itunes if you pay or winmx ect if you dont pay. The problem that I see ha
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