Streaming music on EDGE in the UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by a27, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. a27 macrumors regular

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    I read this http://cameron.io/article/iphone-radio-applications and decided that I'd try Pandora.
    However, it does not work in the UK.
    I've been using last.fm since then but it's practically impractical to do that on EDGE due to constant buffering. It is very good on WiFi though.

    I'm yet to try AOL Radio but wondered if anyone else has found other good apps that do the same job.
     
  2. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Buffering issues are probably down to the nature of the Edge connection. It doesn't really have that good a quality of service to reliably serve audio.

    Given O2's contract explicitly states you can't use streaming services on the iPhone anyway I don't see much prospect of that changing...

    Phazer
     
  3. a27 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Does it?
     
  4. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    Yup -

    http://www.o2.co.uk/termsconditions/iphone

    Phazer
     
  5. Marky_Mark macrumors 6502a

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    So how does this sit comfortably with YouTube, a preloaded application on the iPhone - surely that would be classed as streaming media. This is the problem with these bloody contracts - they're so vague it's difficult to see where the boundaries are.

    Of course, the other thing is:

    ...allows you unlimited use...

    is absolute bollx, because they then spend the next six lines telling you that 'unlimited' actually limits you to this, that and the other.
     

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