Blog Post

Three Adds MusicStation Unlimited Downloads In Hong Kong

Stay on Top of Enterprise Technology Trends

Get updates impacting your industry from our GigaOm Research Community
Join the Community!

Three is following Vodafone (NYSE: VOD) by adding the MusicStation unlimited music download service to handsets in Hong Kong. The music shopfront and library software service, unveiled at 3GSM by Britain’s Omnifone, is an all-you-can-eat offering allowing customers to download as many tracks as they like for a small weekly fee. In Hong Kong, where the software will be available in Chinese as well as English, the service will cost HK $12 a week (around US $1.55); tracks are available from all four majors as well as a range of indies and are billed via the network minus data charges.

Omnifone is touting this as the largest download repertoire available in Hong Kong and a beachhead to the Acia-Pacific market, with high 3G penetration. Vodafone’s MusicStation offering costs £1.99 ($4) a week though the cost is waived for consumers on tariffs over £40. Omnifone got a similar deal with Telenor in Sweden earlier this year and now says it’s working on 27 other operator deals in 40 countries. It’s even got Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) in its sights. From an emailed release: “We believe this announcement is significant, in that Apple is not expected to bring the iPhone to Asia until 2008.”