Verizon launches Media Store for MP3 downloads

Verizon launches Media Store for MP3 downloads
With V CAST already having a long establishment, Verizon announced during CTIA 2009 the creation of its online media store for MP3 downloads. This is the only alternative for customers to pick out their favorite tunes to play on any MP3 capable device. According to Big Red, there will be more than 5 million songs to download right away. The cost for each song will vary; ranging from 69 cents for classics, 99 cents for standard tracks, and $1.29 for popular hits & new releases. Now the best part about it all is the fact that they are DRM-free!

via Cell Phone Digest


Verizon launches Media Store for MP3 downloads

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10 Comments

1. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I thought they already had all this with Rhapsody.

2. jporterweb

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 17, 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: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 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: Jan 17, 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: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

who would pay 99 cents per song. thats gay

4. secondcor517

Posts: 94; Member since: Oct 06, 2008

anyone who has itunes.

5. tanders04

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

Its much better then the $1.25 or whatever it was that VZW was charging.

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

who pays for music anymore anyway??

7. The Spartan

Posts: 98; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

With Obama supporting the RIAA in lawsuits, I am.

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have over 1,000 songs... if i bought all of those on itunes thatd be 1000 dollars!! thats gay

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