Nokia Phones No Longer 'Coming With Music'
Nokia has decided to shutter its Comes With Music service in 27 markets after just over two years. The service bundled free music with select handsets for one year from the purchase date. The service launched in the U.K. first, followed by other markets during the early parts of 2009 and was supported by all four of the major music labels. It gained little traction, about which one spokesperson said, "The markets clearly want a DRM-free music service." Customers will continue to have access to their music until their current subscription runs out.
YouTube Reimagines Its Premium Video and Music Services
May 17, 2018
YouTube today announced YouTube Premium and YouTube Music, services that replace YouTube Red and YT Music, respectively. Moving forward, YouTube Premium will be the video site's top-tier service, offering originals, ad-free play, background play, and downloads across YouTube.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Feb 23, 2018
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
T-Mobile Pitches Free MLB Content to Customers
Mar 28, 2017
T-Mobile today said baseball fans will be able to watch every regular season Major League Baseball game on their smartphones for free. T-Mobile has again partnered with MLB and is providing customers with access to a free year of MLB.TV Premium, which includes MLB.com At Bat Premium.
Sprint Giving Away 60 Days of Amazon Prime
Jul 1, 2016
Sprint today said customers who add Amazon Prime to their account during the month of July will be eligible to receive 60 days of Prime benefits for free. Sprint charges $10.99 per month for Amazon Prime, which is added to wireless bills as a subscription.
Sprint Brings Back Two-Year Contracts - With A Catch
Feb 26, 2016
Sprint has reversed its position on contracts and starting today began offering them again as an option to customers purchasing new equipment. Sprint customers can pay full price for phones, lease them, break payments up over time, or sign a two-year contract to purchase phones at subsidized prices.