Telecom has launched a new music store app specifically for its Android customers, enabling users to download songs and albums to their mobile devices.
But be warned: as well as paying for the music (songs from $1.45 to $2.45 and albums from $12.95 to $21.99) you'll also be charged for data usage if you're not using wi-fi.
The costs will show up on monthly bills for on-account customers, or be deducted from account balances for prepaid customers.
According to Telecom mobile product portfolio GM Ed Hyde, all songs are DRM-free and perfectly legal, and that more than a million songs are available, including some Kiwi music.
Telecom says most songs will weigh in at around 1MB per minute of music. Users can also preview tracks before buying (there are no refunds if you download the wrong one).
The app was developed in conjunction with US-based Livewire Mobile, which powers Telecom's mobile music store, and is compatible with devices running Android 2.0 and above.
So far most of the 15 reviews have been highly complimentary, and the app has an approval rating of 4.1 stars.
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