Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


36 posts

Geek


Topic # 6039 20-Dec-2005 01:39

www.telecom.co.nz/musicstore

or

http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,3900,204984-201467,00.html

Need i say anymore...............

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2 | 3
3931 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 660

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 25000 20-Dec-2005 06:44
Send private message

Interestingly, the link to the Sanyo 9000 specs doesn't seem to work.

Anyway, I really dislike the concept of these mobile music stores. At $3.50 per song, you could quite easily spend hundreds, or even thousands of dollars building up a decent music collection and then have the rug pulled out from under you when you switch mobile networks or decide that you'd rather listen to them on a different playback device.

It's just way too inflexible.

961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 25004 20-Dec-2005 08:02
Send private message

i'd say the music store isn't for you alasta.. is for people who *must* have those top10 songs from the big 5 record companies and are willing to switch telcos if they can't get them...

forgetting the end product, i think the technologies used are pretty darn cool.

3931 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 660

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 25006 20-Dec-2005 08:21
Send private message

taniwha: i'd say the music store isn't for you alasta.. is for people who *must* have those top10 songs from the big 5 record companies and are willing to switch telcos if they can't get them...


Yeah, I guess you're right. I'm the sort of person who will buy a song or album and still be listening to it in 20 years' time. On the other hand, the teenagers who are likely to use the mobile music stores would probably be more inclined to download a song, thrash it to death, and then never listen to it again once they've decided that they're sick of it.

961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 25007 20-Dec-2005 08:25
Send private message

Myself, i'd get the song once, as a nice mp3, and put it n the phone without paying telecom a cent....

but, if i want it *now*, (as vodafone tell us we might) i'd have to find a wifi hotspot first.

26492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6037

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 25011 20-Dec-2005 09:02
Send private message

"How does it work?
To preview and buy a song from the Telecom Music Store you will need a mobile phone which supports this service such as the Sanyo 9000, which has a 1GB MiniSD memory card that can hold over 900 songs which have been purchased from the Telecom Music Store."

I think Telecom should be refunding the purchase cost of the Sanyo 9000 to anybody who is stupid enough to download 900 sonds @ $3.50 each! :-)






3931 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 660

Trusted
Subscriber

Reply # 25016 20-Dec-2005 10:07
Send private message

sbiddle: "How does it work?
To preview and buy a song from the Telecom Music Store you will need a mobile phone which supports this service such as the Sanyo 9000, which has a 1GB MiniSD memory card that can hold over 900 songs which have been purchased from the Telecom Music Store."

I think Telecom should be refunding the purchase cost of the Sanyo 9000 to anybody who is stupid enough to download 900 sonds @ $3.50 each! :-)


Lol! It's also interesting that 900 songs on a 1Gb flash memory implies that each song is just over 1Mb. If they're that heavily compressed, then the sound quality must be diabolical!

The devil is in the detail...

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


Reply # 25017 20-Dec-2005 10:11
Send private message

Wish I was that rich so I could afford too!

961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 25018 20-Dec-2005 10:15
Send private message

refunds for stupidity...
i'd be so rich then ;-)

11 posts

Geek


Reply # 25019 20-Dec-2005 10:55

I agree with the charges of 3.50 per song is a bit high but its based on vodafones pricing. If they lower their im pretty sure telecom would copy. But the telecom music store has one massive advantage.

"Telecom Music Store is available anywhere there is coverage in New Zealand"


961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 25020 20-Dec-2005 11:24
Send private message

so is every other online store.. just fire up your gadget browser, and download.

11 posts

Geek


Reply # 25021 20-Dec-2005 11:34

I thought for vodafone's music store you had to be in 3G coverage ?

26492 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6037

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 25023 20-Dec-2005 12:22
Send private message

alasta:
sbiddle: "How does it work?
To preview and buy a song from the Telecom Music Store you will need a mobile phone which supports this service such as the Sanyo 9000, which has a 1GB MiniSD memory card that can hold over 900 songs which have been purchased from the Telecom Music Store."

I think Telecom should be refunding the purchase cost of the Sanyo 9000 to anybody who is stupid enough to download 900 sonds @ $3.50 each! :-)


Lol! It's also interesting that 900 songs on a 1Gb flash memory implies that each song is just over 1Mb. If they're that heavily compressed, then the sound quality must be diabolical!

The devil is in the detail...


Well spotted. Anybody know the format Telecom are using? Somebody on here must have downloaded their 5 free songs by now and can tell us the file size!

Vodafone's AAC files are roughly 2-2.5mb long, using MP4 to compress a song down to just over 1MB is going to sound pretty average.

961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 25041 20-Dec-2005 13:38
Send private message

more likely someone said "What's the smalled song in the store"?.. and the answer was a little over 1 MB...

and someone turned that into "up to 900 Songs...."..

163 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


Reply # 25045 20-Dec-2005 14:31
Send private message

I have a 5600, which also has a 1GB SD card, the promo material states that 240 songs can be stored on the card.
I currently have 217, which has used 247008KB of the memory or a little over 33%, so you could get at least 650 odd on to the card.
I have saved the as AAC format using itunes from MP3's which provides smaller files and little loss in quality.

961 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

Reply # 25052 20-Dec-2005 16:31
Send private message

That whole number of songs thing is silly.
even non-techies know that "songs" come in different lengths, don't they?

and what if you want to listen to something that doesn't have vocals?


 1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

N4L helping TAKA Trust bridge the digital divide for Lower Hutt students
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:08


Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted 18-Jun-2018 13:03


Logitech Rally sets new standard for USB-connected video conference cameras
Posted 18-Jun-2018 09:27


Russell Stanners steps down as Vodafone NZ CEO
Posted 12-Jun-2018 09:13


Intergen recognised as 2018 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand
Posted 12-Jun-2018 08:00


Finalists Announced For Microsoft NZ Partner Awards
Posted 6-Jun-2018 15:12


Vocus Group and Vodafone announce joint venture to accelerate fibre innovation
Posted 5-Jun-2018 10:52


Kogan.com to launch Kogan Mobile in New Zealand
Posted 4-Jun-2018 14:34


Enable doubles fibre broadband speeds for its most popular wholesale service in Christchurch
Posted 2-Jun-2018 20:07


All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks arrives on Amazon Prime Video
Posted 2-Jun-2018 16:21


Innovation Grant, High Tech Awards and new USA office for Kiwi tech company SwipedOn
Posted 1-Jun-2018 20:54


Commerce Commission warns Apple for misleading consumers about their rights
Posted 30-May-2018 13:15


IBM leads Call for Code to use cloud, data, AI, blockchain for natural disaster relief
Posted 25-May-2018 14:12


New FUJIFILM X-T100 aims to do better job than smartphones
Posted 24-May-2018 20:17


Stuff takes 100% ownership of Stuff Fibre
Posted 24-May-2018 19:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.