Verizon launches Media Store for MP3 downloads
0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2009, 20:16 posted on
Verizon announced during CTIA 2009 the creation of its online media store for MP3 downloads...
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1. brikz4real (Posts: 172; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
I thought they already had all this with Rhapsody.
2. jporterweb (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
Not exactly. The pricing structure differs from Rhapsody which is just a straight 99c per song. The problem with Rhapsody is that it could be confusing for some people and ended up with some people subscribing when they didn't want to. This is something I've been calling on for a while and I believe will open the store to people outside of the VZW network. It's now more direct competition for iTunes and Amazon. This is one of those opportunities I felt VZW had to step outside of the wireless world and compete on a broader market. If marketed properly I think it makes VZW's media phones stronger and more competitive and will open the door for all VZW devices to compete better with the likes of the iPhone and G1
9. brikz4real (Posts: 172; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
I see your point. Are they gonna make this for VZW customers only or will it be for anyone?
10. jporterweb (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Jan 2009)
This isn't much of an announcement if its just for VZW customers, they've had this for a long time in the form of VCast Music. You could download music on your phone and then download a copy to your PC using VCast Music or just download a copy straight to the PC and then copy it to your phone for 99c. That's the way it was so if they've just changed the pricing structure, this would be just a ridiculous announcement that means nothing. Then again they announced the Nokia Intrigue at CTIA which has been on sale for at least a week prior.
3. vzw fanman (Posts: 1968; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
who would pay 99 cents per song. thats gay
5. tanders04 (Posts: 70; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
Its much better then the $1.25 or whatever it was that VZW was charging.
7. The Spartan (Posts: 98; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)
With Obama supporting the RIAA in lawsuits, I am.
8. vzw fanman (Posts: 1968; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
i have over 1,000 songs... if i bought all of those on itunes thatd be 1000 dollars!! thats gay