So... you can download huge podcasts via 3G, but not songs?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by duelingdragons, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. duelingdragons macrumors 65816

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    Oh Apple, never change.

    But seriously.. last I heard it was a licensing thing with record labels, is that right? A bunch of other networks have over-the-air music download services though...
     
  2. Tenorsaw macrumors regular

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    The more we get, the more we want...
     
  3. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    That is correct, and Apple probably won't change their stuff terms for over the air downloads of songs.
     
  4. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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  5. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I've wanted OTA music downloads since the day I got my iPhone!
    Ever been on a trip, got a song stuck in your head, and wanted to listen to it? I have. :O
     
  6. Tenorsaw macrumors regular

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    Never happened to me, but I hear ya!
     
  7. RamblinWreck macrumors regular

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    What is even dumber is that you can stream podcasts over 10MB but you can't download them. I do not understand.
     
  8. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a

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    hey they have to save some features for future updates, to keep the fanboys happy. Really it makes no sense.
     
  9. fishkorp macrumors 68020

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    They'd have to charge $2-3 a song instead of $1. Customers wouldn't understand it's a licensing thing and would get pissed at Apple for charging them more, even though it is totally out of their control. Not going to happen unless the licensing changes.
     
  10. duelingdragons thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm.. are OTA services for other providers similar?
    That seems a bit steep. Wonder why it matters anyway... o_o
     
  11. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Oh I totally agree! And I totally don't get it myself.
     
  12. ibsheks macrumors newbie

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  13. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    What exactly is the reasoning behind this? Seems kinda crazy if it's the record companies since, well, you're still paying for a song. I get it if AT&T has a problem due to extra usage.
     
  14. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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    att is only in this for the money. lets not forget people that this company has no take in the actual creativity side of entertainment
     
  15. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I was under the impression that the podcast cap on 3G was 10 MB and for anything else wifi was required.
     
  16. Vegeta-san macrumors 6502

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    Yea...I have to....And you know what I do then, considering I (and you) have possession of one of the most capable phones on the planet? I go to www.seeqpod.com on my iPhone and type in the name of the song only to have it playing in my ears seconds later....for free. You're welcome.
     
  17. grandmachar2002 macrumors member

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    thanks, isit better than pandora?
     
  18. buccsmf1 macrumors 6502

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    yep.... had a 4 hour drive down to miami and had a huge urge to hear the "dumb and dumber" soundtrack....... would have been a great road-trip soundtrack
     
  19. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Oh, so it's in the AT&T contract that no songs will be sold OTA? I thought it was with the record labels. Doy.
     
  20. deannnnn macrumors 68000

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    It's not that Apple has a problem with it. AT&T is looking for any way to limit use of their towers since they already are ridiculously overloaded (especially here in NYC). What we should be talking about is how HAPPY we are that there is not a limit for streaming...
     

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