AT&T on Tuesday announced the launch of its over-the-air music download service for its cellular subscribers, joining forces with eMusic to offer a catalog of 2.7 million songs. But the service won’t run cheap: customers can pay $7.49 per month to download up to five tracks.
eMusic, which focuses primarily on independent artists, will provide two versions of purchased songs — one for the phone and one full-quality MP3 version for the PC. Initially, handsets from Samsung including the a717, a727 and SYNC will support the service, along with the Nokia N75. Those wanting to buy additional tracks can do so in 5-song bundles for $7.59 each. Of course, AT&T customers who have an iPhone can simply purchase songs from eMusic for 33-cents or less and transfer them to the handset via iTunes.
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