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Verizon To Launch Music Downloads Next Week

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Dec 31, 2005, 2:58 PM   by (staff)

Reports hint that Verizon is set to unveil a music download service for VCAST next week. The carrier has already been testing the service and early reviews are quite positive. This summer Verizon revealed they intended to launch by year's end and that the LG VX8100 would be compatible with it. As of yet there is no indication whether the service will be dual download for both phone and PC like similar offerings from Amp'd and Sprint. However one press conference indicates Microsoft will also be present at the announcement which could mean that Verizon will offer PC downloads to Windows Media Player as well.

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Jan 4, 2006, 10:28 AM


Haveing worked for both sprint and vzw for the last four years I find it utterly rediculous that anyone claim sprint is better based off its mp3 service. Given that the Vcast music is not launched yet how can you compare and contrast?
How about we look at the facts instead.

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Roaming off Vzw's towers while technically true bear in mind that's a roaming agreement between Vzw and Sprint. So saying you can use any Vzw tower is incorrect.. Plus ever try to pick up analog signa...
I wanted to touchon price point but can't edit for some reason. Someone said sprint was cheaper, I'm unsure how this conclusion was derived. I will take the base for both plans.

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Jan 1, 2006, 4:36 PM

Go with Sprint...Verizon SUCKS!!

For the best music experience..go with Sprint. They don't cripple software in their phones. Sprint music is amazing..download mp3's to phone and PC. Or you can listen to streaming audio..like XM Radio and MSPOT radio. The quality is amazing. Verizon is behind and is not doing much with their EVDO service. I can watch LIVE TV on my phone and have CD quality radio and its an MP3 player. Verizon has only video clips and no streaming music. Plus bluetooth is crippled. They put their own software in all their phones now so they can control it all....forget VERIZON !!
Maybe...but I can make a call from inside my house with Verizon...

Just an observation.
Hmmm... Sprint. Oh, that's right, that's a company you can't make a call with! I'm very happy that you're excited about your beloved Sextel, but when I need an ad, I'll go to their website.

People don't NEED the MP3 and BT and EVDO out of thier PH...
How can you say Sprint is the best music experience? Have you tried out this new Verizon service to compare it? I'll take a guess that you have not.
Just wait til it launches you idiot! 😕

Then you'll see.. everything you say and anyone else says is just speculation!

Let's just wait for the facts you freakin moron.

Dec 31, 2005, 4:36 PM


does this mean we might be seeing some OBEX in the making...maybe verizon will finally let us actually USE the bluetooth.....im not holding my breath just yet though.
prob. not. song transfer over bluetooth can get lengthy. and i don't think its vzw.
what does this have to do with OBEX??? nothing, man. lay off it. Not every post that mentions Verizon has to devolve into you and your cronies bitching about OBEX.
I'm sure their business plan was built around cheapskates like you trading free music. đŸ¤Ŗ
I wouldn't doubt they'd do something similar to Sprint where you would buy it from your phone and have a lower quality version download to your phone and have the ability to get the full-quality WMA (Read: DRM'd) version for your PC.

Dec 31, 2005, 4:49 PM

is it only available for use in v-cast areas?

that will suck if i had to make a trip to travel just to download a song on my phone. 😈
well if its going to be through vcast then yes.

i actually dont see it being any other way ☚ī¸

Jan 2, 2006, 10:43 AM


Verizon needs to stick to what it knows best, Coverage. They seem to miss the mark with everything else.
very well said
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