Sprint has added new Music Tones from the Universal Music Group joining the existing line up of Music Tones from Sony Music Group artists. Sprint was the first U.S. carrier to launch Music Tones, which are ringers that sound like the actual song, last July. In 2003, Sprint sold more than 20 million ringers and screen savers. Sprint offers a wide range of polyphonic, animated, voice and Music Tone ringers.
"Sprint has a long line of industry firsts within mobile music: real-time streaming, voice ringers and music tones. The addition of "A" list artists from Universal Music Group to our existing line up of Sony Music Group artists further enables Sprint to bring the latest in music to our customers," said Jeff Hallock, vice president of consumer product marketing for Sprint. "Personalization is very important to our customers and with Sprint's extensive list of ringers, callers instantly recognize their phone – or even the caller – just by hearing the ring."
A sample of the latest Music Tones titles from Universal Music Group includes:
— Calling by Leona Naess
— C'Mon C'Mon by Sheryl Crow
— Crawling in the Dark by Hoobastank
— Send Your Love by Sting
PCS Vision(SM) customers can purchase Music Tones and other ringers directly on their phones or through www.sprintpcs.com . On a PCS Vision Phone, customers simply select Menu/ Downloads/ Ringers and Get New. From there, customers can browse the more than one thousand titles offered by Sprint.
Sprint had 2.7 million PCS Vision customers through the end of 3rd quarter and leads the industry in adoption of advanced wireless data services. PCS Vision from Sprint includes services that allow customers to take and receive pictures from select PCS Phones; browse the Internet at speeds faster than most dial-up connections; check personal and corporate e-mail; watch clips and stream audio for news and music; download polyphonic, animated and voice ringers, and full-color, graphically-rich games and screen savers, all on the enhanced Sprint Nationwide PCS Network. Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen