August 14, 2012 11:03am
Unlimited music is about to hit Public Mobile. Officially dubbed by the name of “Siren,” powered by Livewire Mobile and backed by heavyweights in the music industry: Universal, Sony Music and Warner. Siren is an app that will be available on August 16th to all current or new Public Mobile customers who have an Android device – all other devices are not eligible for the service, which also means they are betting big on customers adopting Android handsets.
The Unlimited music service has been bundled into their Unlimited Talk, Text and Data offering and can be had for $40 per month (includes call display, call waiting, call forwarding and 3-way calling). If you want to spend a bit more, the $47 per month plan includes Voice mail and unlimited Canadian long distance. These prices are both “introductory prices” and will probably jump up to $50/month, and $57/month within weeks. Public states that you can download all the songs you want, they’ll get saved to your microSD card, and requires no data connection so you can listed to your music “anytime you want everywhere you go.”
There seems to be a decent selection of music from various genres and artists. The current list of available songs is upward of 1 million, but Alec Krstajic, CEO of Public Mobile, said that when they sign up all the independent bands the song base will increase to 5 million, this should happy by “late September, early October.”