Rhapsody, the Award-Winning On-Demand Music Service, is Accelerated with Sprint 4G

The Rhapsody Android app -- the latest addition to Sprint's robust music offerings and now offered through Sprint Zone -- lets Sprint subscribers download 10 songs in 30 seconds anywhere on Sprint's 4G network

Sprint's 4G network enables downloading music up to 10 times faster than 3G*

Jan 19, 2011, 08:00 ET from Rhapsody International

SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhapsody today announced that Sprint subscribers can access its large, on-demand digital music collection consisting of 11 million songs, with the Rhapsody Android app, now offered in Sprint Zone.

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"The Rhapsody Android app provides an optimal music-listening experience that follows Sprint subscribers everywhere," said Brian McGarvey, vice president business development at Rhapsody.  "The ability to quickly access virtually any song at any moment is very powerful -- Rhapsody frees users from the limitations of an individual music collection or device storage capabilities and the Sprint 4G network ensures seamless streaming and rapid downloads."

The Rhapsody Android app is a premium on-demand music service that gives users access to more than 11 million full-length songs and exclusive editorial content, including reviews, videos, playlists and recommendations from Rhapsody's music experts.  Subscribers can download all the music they want to their Android device for less than the cost of one CD per month and take it with them everywhere: in the car, on a flight, at home or at the gym.

Rhapsody users can create a playlist on their device, run multiple apps, play music while sending an email and even listen to music offline (such as on a plane or subway). 

Sprint subscribers using Rhapsody on Sprint's 4G network can download 10 tracks in 30 seconds or an average 50-song playlist in less than five minutes; a task that would take more than 20 minutes on a 3G network.**  Sprint 4G offers a faster wireless experience than any other U.S. national wireless carrier and Sprint was the first national carrier to offer wireless 4G service -- today in 71 markets.  More information on Sprint 4G capable devices can be found at http://shop.sprint.com/en/solutions/mobile_broadband/mobile_broadband_4G_dualmode_devices.shtml

The Rhapsody Android app makes it simple to find and discover new music by track, artist, album, genre, popularity or recommendations by Rhapsody's editors and other music lovers. Subscribers can listen to anything and everything in the catalog, as often as desired.  After a free trial, users pay only $9.99 per month plus applicable taxes to listen on an Android phone, computer or home audio system. Rhapsody is also available in BlackBerry App World and GetJar.

About Rhapsody

The Rhapsody® digital music service (www.rhapsody.com) gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than eleven million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through more touch-points than any other digital music service, including mobile phones from Verizon Wireless, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry and Android mobile platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc.

*  "Up to 10x faster" based on download speed comparison of 3G's 600 kbps vs. 4G's 6 Mbps. Industry published 3G avg. speeds (600 kbps-1.7 Mbps); 4G avg. speeds (3-6 Mbps). Actual speeds may vary. Sprint 4G currently available in more than 60 markets and counting, and on select devices. See www.sprint.com/4G for details. Not all services are available on 4G and coverage may default to 3G/separate network where 4G is unavailable.

* * Comparison based on nationally-advertised speeds & independent, third party drive test data for the top 50 most populous markets as of June 2010 (3G); and third-party drive test data as of August 2010 (4G).  Average music playlist size: 100MB. Song Capacity based on 4 minutes per song.


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SOURCE Rhapsody International