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NAB Says FM Radios No 'Burden' to Cell Makers

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Aug 27, 2010, 8:58 AM

It's true

Since I purchased my car back in 2002 I have listened to the radio maybe once or twice total.

Most of the time I'd rather listen to CDs I bought or use my phone to stream Slacker or as an MP3 player.

And, if I ever did listen to radio again it would be satellite radio.
I never listen to CD's or radio streams... I only listen to the radio.

So you are wrong.

I'd also never listen to Satellite radio. It doesn't have the same ambiance.

Since I don't listen to CD's, no one does... so the FCC should base their de...

Aug 27, 2010, 8:09 AM

FM radio is also no burden to consumers

In the sense that if consumers want FM radio, just about every car stereo has FM radio, there are FM radios in many MP3 players, and you can go into RadioShack and buy a little FM radio for about $5.

Saying that carriers oppose FM radios because they want to charge for streaming services is a red herring; consumers just aren't scrambling for FM radio on their phones.
I don't pay Verizon for streaming services, I have plenty of apps that I can stream audio & video, I just pay Verizon for data, that's it.

One thing I most certainly DON'T miss about FM is the static!!!
It's also nonsense because there are already tons of phones out there with FM radios if someone actually wants to choose one, including both extremely expensive and extremely cheap models.

There is absolutely no reason to propose this law other tha...
I believe the bigger issue is not that carriers want to charge for FM over IP, but that manufacturers don't want to have to put in yet another antenna into their devices. It adds cost, makes design a more difficult agenda, and adds a feature which is...
They're terrible.

So why would you get a crappy radio stuffed into every phone.. if anything, that is the quickest way to tell people that FM is dead.

If they were smart, they would pair with Apple, HTC, or Motorola and put an HD radio chip (hi...

Aug 27, 2010, 3:25 PM

Why should a private royalty dispute drive US law to force radios in cell phones?

I think the real thing that angers me is why the heck should a royalty dispute between NAB and RIAA drive US law to force their product into a completely unrelated device such as an internet connected telephone? Why should I have to pay for that? This forces the entire US public to be party in this settlement, and collectively pay for this stupid decision.

While we are using private settlements to force unrelated products into other products, mandated by congress, how about:

A film developer chemical dispute between Polaroid and Kodak requiring all digital camera manufacturers (Canon, Nikon, etc) to incorporate automatic film cameras?

A dispute between GM and Tesla requiring all electric motor devices to offer dual gas/electric...
This could be hours of fun. If their isn't enough money in the market to satisfy the desire of both a supplier and a reseller, just gang up and go mafia on the people who don't want your junk...

Ford and Bridgestone force Grayhound to have all of ...

Aug 27, 2010, 12:15 PM

The government

that remember is US (the taxpayers) ha no business or right to dictate what must be on our phones. But you gotta wonder if AM talk was left wing would they also demand that would be there with FM? Just askin?? Cool Rolling Eyes

Aug 27, 2010, 9:45 AM

I like options - FM

Give me FM included: I like having the options. Yes I can do it on smartphones via or streaming (slacker, pandora, etc.).

I was just reflecting about the poor folk, or those who don't want to pay for data. For example: at&t has the LG Prime it has FM radio in it, its a very cheap phone mostly for GoPhone. This is a good use of FM because it reaches the public (in case of emergency) as a free service, and furthermore this phone does not have intense data or a memory card.

Music for the masses.
ecycled said:
I was just reflecting about the poor folk, or those who don't want to pay for data. For example: at&t has the LG Prime it has FM radio in it, its a very cheap phone mostly for GoPhone. This is a good use of FM because
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