SoundHound with FREE unlimited IDs (was $4.99)

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  1. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

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    Free iPhone app - SoundHound with FREE unlimited IDs (was $4.99)
    SoundHound is an app that can recognize a song for you by listening to your singing, humming, or sound source. There is a free version of it that allows 5 free IDs (the number of times it will recognize a song for you). You pay $4.99 for unlimited IDs.

    However, if you write a review for SoundHound in the iTunes store, this will give you free unlimited IDs. I was under the impression that it only gives you a couple free ones but for some reason, after writing a review, my app was upgrade to the UNLIMITED IDs plan for free. I checked my purchase history to make sure this was not a mistake and so far there are no charges for the Unlimited Option ($4.99).


    Get the free app here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/so...54941?mt=8
    Then install it on your iPhone, iTouch, iPad, etc.
    Immediately click the "Upgrade" button at the bottom (it will show that you have 5 IDs remaining)
    Choose the first option to earn more id's" than review the app in the itunes store (scroll down until you see the rating stars and click on that, then choose to review it) MAKE SURE TO GIVE IT 5 STARS!
    Review it however you want.
    When you are finished, the icon that shows how many IDs remaining will go from 5 to infinity!
     
  2. Loves2spoon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You can see at the bottom upgrade button it has gone from "5" to the infinity symbol :)

    Glad I didn't purchase this!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Hisdem macrumors 6502a

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    Damn. And screw all of us who paid for it right? Anyway, it helped me out a lot of times. :cool:
     
  4. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    stupidest post ever. I just did it. It only gave me 2 more. Not infinity.
     
  5. Loves2spoon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Have you had soundhound on your iDevice before? Maybe it's only happens to people that have never installed it.

    Too bad for you :p
     
  6. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Was it a five star review? Anything less will only get you two IDs.
     
  7. Loves2spoon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thx for the info, added to the 1st post.
     
  8. toxictrix macrumors 6502a

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    I did it and got +0. Oh well I like Shazam better.
     
  9. braddick macrumors 68040

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    You know I was joking, right?
     
  10. Loves2spoon thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have no clue what's going on right now... :D

    [​IMG]
     
  11. stogie53 macrumors regular

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  12. shanew21 macrumors regular

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    Mines always been unlimited. I got this free back when it was "Midomi" and got grandfathered in.
     
  13. AppleNewton macrumors 68000

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    is it just for the iPhone app? or is it for the iPad version as well?

    iPad app got me +2 for 5 star review.
     
  14. Mitchelino macrumors 6502

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    Same here. I'm glad I bought every free app back in 2008 lol.
     
  15. Absolem macrumors regular

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    Shazam is absolutely better. It found a totally obscure song from a video game I was playing while soundhound pulled up nothing no matter what part of the song.

    I won't give it 5 stars even for free use. That is pure bs. plus sounds like a scam for 5 stars....
     
  16. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    I prefer Shazam as well but that's because I prefer the simpler and cleaner interface, I've found no real difference between the recognition rates.

    One killer feature that Soundhound does have though is that, if it can't get a network connection, it saves the sound clip in a "History" section that can be browsed and sent to the recognition engine later when network access is available.

    This helped me today when I woke up and wanted to identify a song on my clock radio. I tried Shazam but unknown to me my router had locked up in the night so I had no WiFi connection on my phone. Shazam just timed out so I tried it again with SoundHound and that saved it in history so that after I rebooted my router I could identify the song.

    One big use of these apps for me is while travelling so sometimes I don't have cost-effective network access (e.g. extortionate roaming rates) so offline mode is a big feature and the only reason I keep both apps on my phone.

    - Julian
     
  17. Wetwipes macrumors member

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    Or maybe you want loads of peeps to give it 5 stars for a more sinister reason?? :rolleyes:
     
  18. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    The App even says it only is supposed to give you +2 tags, not infinity.

    Oh well, I knew it was too good to be true.
     
  19. crashnburn macrumors 6502

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    Even I had gotten Midomi back then. How do I ensure I get grandfathered in? I reinstalled the Firmware from 2.x to 3.1.2.. the Apple iTunes account is the same though?
     
  20. shanew21 macrumors regular

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    You have to still have the app i think
     
  21. kepner macrumors 6502

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    I just paid for the app with unlimited IDs yesterday. Oh well. It was worth it.
     

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