MusicStation becomes largest UK unlimited music service

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What, you didn’t catch the headline? Ok, well, the mobile phone unlimited music download service from Omnifone, known as MusicStation, is now bigger than Napster or any other as far as UK subscribers go…

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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: First picture of the LG MusicStation Max music phone

Stuart Dredge Digital Music, Mobile phones, Mobile World Congress 2008, Top stories 3 Comments


Remember the big news yesterday about LG’s MusicStation Max handset, which they’re working on with Omnifone? You know, the one that you buy, sign up to a monthly contract, and then get unlimited music downloads for the duration of your contract? Pretty cool, eh?

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LG's MusicStation Max handset offers free unlimited music as part of your tariff

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omnifone-musicstation-max.pngLG has revealed that it’ll be the first handset maker to launch a phone with Omnifone’s new MusicStation Max service built in. What’s that? It involves buying a phone on a monthly contract from an operator, with free, unlimited music downloads bundled into the tariff.

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Vodafone goes live with MusicStation mobile music service

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We knew it was coming, but this morning Vodafone went live with MusicStation, the £1.99-a-week music subscription service from Omnifone. They even persuaded Girls Aloud to totter along to the launch and grab the first downloads through the service.

It’s launching with 1.2 million tracks available, as well as live charts, personalised music news, and social networking features letting users sign up friends and share their playlists.

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Research In Motion to launch BlackBerry mobile music service?

Stuart Dredge Digital Music, Mobile phones 4 Comments

blackberry-music.jpgHere’s a corking rumour for you: apparently Research In Motion is teaming up with Omnifone to launch an unlimited music subscription service for BlackBerry devices. The service is expected to launch next month, before rolling out elsewhere in the world.

I’m not sure how that fits in with Omnifone’s existing deal with Vodafone here in the UK, which is supposed to be exclusive. But it’s an intriguing story if true, since it shows how BlackBerry handsets are becoming about far more than business email.

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Vodafone signs up MusicStation mobile music service to battle iTunes / Nokia Music Store

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omnifone-musicstation-vodafone.jpgIt’s safe to assume Vodafone HASN’T got the iPhone, then. The company has announced an exclusive deal with Omnifone to launch the latter’s MusicStation subscription service in the UK for Christmas.

It’ll cost £1.99 a week for unlimited music downloads, with the MusicStation application being preloaded on new Vodafone handsets, but also working with existing phones too (presumably you’ll be able to download the application from Vodafone’s Live portal).

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