Reston, VA (November 3, 2005)–Sprint customers will be the first wireless customers in the U.S. to download full songs over-the-air. Sprint announced the opening of the Sprint Music Store powered by Groove Mobile, the first music store in the U.S. that lets wireless customers browse, preview, download, play and manage high-quality digital music, right from their phone.
Sprint Music Store customers can browse, preview and purchase hundreds of thousands of songs from virtually every genre of music from EMI Music, SONY BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group. For $2.50 a song, customers get two copies of the song: One high-quality version formatted to play and enjoy only on their phone and another high-quality version formatted to download on to their PC. Customers can also burn their music to a CD using Windows Media Player.
“Sprint is the first carrier in the United States to deliver what customers want most in a wireless music store–the instant gratification of downloading and owning their own personal collection of high-quality songs on a device that is always with them,” said Len Lauer, chief operating officer for Sprint Nextel. “Sprint is delivering on-the-go entertainment through a music storefront that is customer-friendly and easy-to-use. With a single click, customers can access the Sprint Music Store and more than 250,000 songs from all four major music labels. And because their phone is always with them, now so is the music they want.”
The Sprint Music Store operates on the high-speed Sprint Power Vision Network and is now available on two new multimedia phones. When on the Sprint Power Vision Network, customers can download a full-length song in as little as 30 seconds.