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Cingular Selling Prepaid Content Cards

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Nov 21, 2006, 3:00 PM   by (staff)

Cingular today has introduced pre-paid cards specifically for ringtones and wallpaper instead of minutes and messages. The Tone Cards are available come in two denominations - $10 for four download and $20 for eight. They can be used by any prepaid or monthly subscriber to purchase content from the Cingular Media Mall. Cingular is the first national carrier to introduce content gifts, as these cards can be given to any subscriber and not just bought by the users themselves. The MVNO Helio has a competing service that allows its users to gift specific content to another user.

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mela774

Nov 22, 2006, 1:03 PM

Spend your money wisely

$20 for a paltry eight ringtones is such a racket. I hope people realize that for less than that, they can buy a program which will enable them to create their own ringtones.

Plus, I've looked at online ringtone selections before and listened to the preview clips. These companies somehow almost always manage to clip the part of a song that I *don't* want in my ringtone. When you create your own ringtone, you at least have control over which part of the song is being used.
mela774 said:
$20 for a paltry eight ringtones is such a racket. I hope people realize that for less than that, they can buy a program which will enable them to create their own ringtones.

Plus, I've looked at online ringtone s
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SprintPCSGuy

Nov 23, 2006, 10:45 AM

They sell non-carrier sponsored content cards at Circle K already...

Seen them for a couple years now...
TradeMark_310

Nov 22, 2006, 7:50 PM

Not so new...

T-Mob did something like this last Christmas and will do it again this year. You buy a $25 card and get like 18 ringtones instead of the 12 1/2 $25 normally buys. I think all companies should do something similar all year round, one month at a partial discount doesn't quite cut it.
snang

Nov 21, 2006, 5:20 PM

First to offer content gifts?

If I recall correctly, Sprint lets you purchase content and "Send as a gift" to any other Sprint subscriber..and have for a long while.
I work at a sprint store and im looking at some content cards right now... theyre old and we never really sold a bunch but this one is a "$13 value" says its good toward games and we've had other that said they were good towards ringers, whether theyr...
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Last year Alltel was offering $10 cards good towards any downloads!
I don't see any claims being made by Cingular that they are the first to offer these types of cards.
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nikg

Nov 21, 2006, 3:56 PM

WOW CINGULAR. JUST BECAUSE YOU MAKE IT DOESNT MEAN ILL BUY IT

Cingular has introduced a new way to screw it's customers. Less savvy parents will buy this for their kids and probably never realize that they are getting the screw. And what about data rates? Does the gift card cover the usage? Doubt it.
muchdrama

Nov 21, 2006, 3:28 PM

Lemme run to the ATM...

4 downloads for $10 and 8 for $20? Ridiculous pricing.
 
 
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