Verizon Frees Music From Data Subscriptions and Windows Media
Jul 31, 2006, 12:08 PM by (staff)
Verizon today announced it would no longer require customers with VCAST Music capable phones to subscribe to a VPAK in order to download music. Users can now log into the VCAST music store on their handset and purchase songs for the standard $1.99 per track. However as with all content viewed or purchased without a data plan, a la carte data charges or airtime charges, will be included in addition to the song's price. Verizon made this change in conjunction with the launch of the Chocolate, a new handset with a number of music-centric features such as a click wheel for navigating through songs and stereo Bluetooth. The Chocolate is also the first VCAST Music phone that can play mp3s without converting them to Windows Media files.
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It is the 1st phone marketed as Vcast Music that plays both wma and mp3. All the others you have to cable transfer and it convert...
off the subject .......
I know that the a940 and 9000 have been discontinued, but they were great phones.
What is it you are looking for in a phone that these can't provide?
vcast needs to have some better stuff with it, or verizon just needs to give consumers a better idea of what benefits it offers. most people just aren't that into on-phone entertainment yet.
Also for the record, I argued that this should be the app...