AT&T Announces Expanded Deal With Napster – $2 Wireless Downloads
AT&T has announced that it will offer wireless song downloads from Napster’s digital music catalog to their customers for $2 per song.
AT&T, which already lets Napster subscribers transfer music from their personal computer to their cell phone via a cable or a storage card, said it would sell Napster’s 5 million tracks directly on its phones for $7.49 for a bundle of five songs, or $1.99 for a la carte purchases, beginning in mid November.
Napster, which only gives customers access to the downloaded music as long as they pay monthly subscription fees, charges about $15 a month for unlimited music transfers for its existing portable music service. Its computer only services costs subscribers about $10 a month. AT&T already offers wireless downloads through digital music store eMusic at similar rates to its Napster fees.
AT&T did not say on which phones the Napster service will work. However, it will definitely not work on Apple’s iPhone, which only supports to Apple’s iTunes music service and does not allow wireless downloads over the cellular network.