Instead of going with the ole' downloading music thing, Cingular decided to go another route, introducing a mobile radio service that includes about 40 channels of commercial-free music running over data connections. The content is coming from Music Choice and MobiTV Inc's streaming media service (which also delivers video clips to Cingular and Sprint multimedia phones). And all this for an extra $6.99 a month. Of course, we've heard this tune before when Sprint Nextel introduced streaming radio from Sirius back in September for an extra $7 a month. And that will include Stern, so many may find it a lot more worth their cash. Right now, Cingular's radio service will work on one Nokia phone and two from Sony Ericsson.
Cingular unveils mobile radio service [Reuters]