Sprint Launches EV-DO Services for Consumers
Oct 31, 2005, 9:30 AM by (staff)
Sprint today launched Power Vision, a suite of consumer-oriented services built to leverage the company's growing EV-DO broadband-speed data network. The services include the country's first streaming, high-quality live TV and first over-the-air full-track music downloads. The first two phones available for Power Vision are the Samsung MM-A940 and Sanyo MM-9000, with more to follow by the end of the year. The new Sprint Music Store, powered by Groove Mobile, offers a catalog of over 250,000 songs from EMI, Sony BMG, Warner, and Universal. For $2.50, users get access to a copy of the song in WMA format for their PC, as well as a copy in AAC+ format for the phone that downloads in as little as 30 seconds over the EV-DO network. Power Vision starts at $15 per month, which includes streaming live TV from ABC News Now, a streaming music channel from Sirius, and unlimited web and data access. Premium packages at $20-25 per month include additional TV and music channels. Sprint's EV-DO network is expected to cover an estimated 130 million people by mid-November.
Pandora Launches Premium Music Service
Pandora today finally launched its long-awaited Pandora Premium music service for mobile devices and the web. Pandora Premium is a $10-per-month music streaming service that competes with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music.
Free Music Streaming Comes to Boost Mobile
Boost Mobile today said customers can now stream music from several different services over its cellular network without impacting their monthly data allotment. Unlimited music streaming is available through Pandora, iHeartRadio, 8tracks, Slacker, and Samsung Milk Music.
Pandora Reveals Its Premium Streaming Service
Pandora has taken the wraps off Pandora Premium, its $10-per-month music streaming service that will compete with Apple Music, Spotify, and Google Play Music. Like similar products, Pandora Premium offers ad-free, all-you-can-eat streaming of millions of tracks.
Sprint Gifting Customers with 6-Month Tidal Membership
Sprint today said it is giving new and existing customers free access to the Tidal music streaming service for six months. The service is known for providing exclusive access to music from select artists.
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.
should I wait on phone?
Thanks so much.
Would love to hear some reviews
• Vast collection of singles in variety of genres.
• Fast song delivery when in EV-DO coverage.
• Able to take calls when listening to music and then r...
A Bluetooth FRIEGHT TRAIN is about to hit Sprint FULL force courtesy of Samsung and Motorola.
Samsung will have 6 within the next 6 months (3 within 1 month... 1 of which is out now.)
Moto will have a variant of the E815 coming soo...
130 million subscribers by mid-November?