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Verizon Wireless Announces Online Music Downloads

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Apr 2, 2009, 3:10 PM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

Today Verizon Wireless announced a new place for customers to download MP3 music files. Users can find music in the Verizon Wireless Media Store online, next to ringtones and ringback tones. Customers can download the songs, which will then be playable on any MP3-capable handset. Song prices will range from 69 cents for classics to 99 cents for standard tracks and $1.29 for popular hits and new releases. According to Verizon, more than 5 million tracks will be available, and they will be DRM-free. The songs will be available starting later today.

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KingofConvergys

Apr 2, 2009, 4:27 PM

????

Wow looks like Verison is still behind AT&T pretty sure they had napster before Verison Thought about doing this....Oh and At&t has the iphone so they have itunes
Now only if AT&T worked everywhere Verizon not Verison worked that would be EVEN more awesome.
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frog_eee

Apr 2, 2009, 5:18 PM

Goodbye

Goodbye Sh** Rhapsody maybe?? Now only if VZW could also include an unlimited subscription to this it may be something cool.
Rhapsody is great for people who like always having the newest music. For the cost of a CD a month you can have as much new music as you want. It's not a bad deal overall. Now, if you actually want to own the music, it is a little more expensive, b...
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BigShowJB

Apr 2, 2009, 6:37 PM

wow I'm glad

Verizon is ahead of everyone else on this feature!

I can see why they are the best beating sprint to the punch on this ... oh wait didn't sprint annouce the same service a year and a half ago?
Verizon's offered Vcast for quite awhile. They've also offered subscription based music (Rhapsody) for several months now.

This sounds like that are making the portal more accessible to non verizon cellphone owners. And the music is DRM free, whi...
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Protege

Apr 3, 2009, 8:27 AM

Verizon DOESNT SUCK and V-Cast

Hasnt VZW had vcast for YEARSSSS????

I thought that was their music download service...
The music was largely DRM (like other companies are) this is an announcement for DRM free music.
nexsprint

Apr 3, 2009, 10:15 AM

DRM Free

I think this is the big part for the announcement, at least for me. Sprint's downloads are DRM protected which make it frustrating

Is this a new thing for vzw to be DRM free or have they always been?
 
 
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