Rogers Wireless Offers Full Song Downloads to Cell Phones
Last week, Canadian wireless communications provider Rogers Wireless unveiled a mobile music service called Rogers MusicStore. According to Rogers, the MusicStore is the first mobile music service in North America to offer its customers the ability to purchase and download full-length songs to their cell phones and to their PCs.
Rogers has entered into licensing agreements with major record labels Universal Music and Warner Music to provide the actual original recordings for this service. The service provides dual-download functionality which allows customers to download songs either to their cell phones or to both their cell phones and to their PCs. Customers can play the downloaded songs as often as they wish.
However, because of built-in digital rights management technology, people who receive a song file in this manner will not be able to play the entire song until payment has been made.
Customers with Call Display Ring Tune ID can also assign specific ring tones to specific phone numbers, thereby identifying incoming calls simply by the ring tone.
Melodeo uses the aacPlus codec. Cell phone models vary; however, with 64MB of memory customers can store between 75 and 125 tracks. Storage can be increased on cell phones that take additional memory cards.