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Topic # 6039 20-Dec-2005 01:39

www.telecom.co.nz/musicstore

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

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

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Reply # 25000 20-Dec-2005 06:44
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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.

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Reply # 25004 20-Dec-2005 08:02
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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.

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 25006 20-Dec-2005 08:21
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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.

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Reply # 25007 20-Dec-2005 08:25
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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.

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Reply # 25011 20-Dec-2005 09:02
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"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! :-)






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Reply # 25016 20-Dec-2005 10:07
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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...

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Reply # 25017 20-Dec-2005 10:11
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Wish I was that rich so I could afford too!

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Reply # 25018 20-Dec-2005 10:15
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refunds for stupidity...
i'd be so rich then ;-)

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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"


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Reply # 25020 20-Dec-2005 11:24
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so is every other online store.. just fire up your gadget browser, and download.

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Reply # 25021 20-Dec-2005 11:34

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

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Reply # 25023 20-Dec-2005 12:22
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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.

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Reply # 25041 20-Dec-2005 13:38
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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...."..

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Reply # 25045 20-Dec-2005 14:31
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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.

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Reply # 25052 20-Dec-2005 16:31
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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?


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