T-Mobile launch Mobile Jukebox

T-Mobile Jukebox - Music that stays with youIt’s been a long day, but this is just too exciting not to post before bed. News just in from T-Mobile:

T-Mobile today expands its Mobile Jukebox service by offering albums to download, from only £6. The albums will be accessible on over 50 handsets to both pay as you go and pay monthly customers. Over 100,000 albums will sit alongside the 1.2 million singles on offer. Using the 3G network albums can be downloaded within one minute.

To celebrate the launch of album content, T-Mobile is offering a free album download from Mobile Jukebox when customers join, renew or upgrade their contract. The offer is available from T-Mobile stores and online between 2nd June and 31st July 2008.

Mobile Jukebox albums and single tracks are ‘dual download’, so there are two versions of each music file for the price tag. T-Mobile sends one version – compressed for a fast download – to the mobile phone (AAC format), and the other to the customer’s PC (WMA format) to store, burn to a CD or swap onto an MP3 player.

At last! A way to download songs electronically to my telephone for about £1 a track or £6 to £10 per album! It’s IE-only on Windows and uses Microsoft DRM. Thank goodness no-one else thought of doing this – especially not any other network operators.

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By Ben Smith

Ben is an expert on enterprise mobility and wireless data products. He has been a regular contributor to Mobile Industry Review since 2007 and is also editor of Wireless Worker.

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