For a fee of $2.50, Sprint customers can download a singular song directly to their phone. The Sprint Music Store provides two copies: 1 for your phone and 1 for your computer. The Sprint Music store’s catalog is derived from such labels as EMI Music, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and Universal Music Group – basically leaves out the independents.
The catch is that the service require Sprint’s Power Vision wireless broadband network. The network currently covers, according to Sprint, 130 million people.
This news comes just as Samsung announces its plans to launch its own music service.