updated 11:25 am EST, Thu November 8, 2007
Pandora Music at ATT
AT&T today introduced its own version of Pandora, giving users a customized music streaming service from cellphones. Like the desktop version as well as the mobile edition for Sprint, AT&T's new feature automatically creates an Internet stream of music based on a user's initial selections and listening habits. Frequent use will result in as many as 100 stations that accurately reflect tastes without the user having to add songs by hand, AT&T says. Songs that aren't already owned can be flagged and downloaded later through the carrier's mobile music store.
Pandora currently requires one of several phones that use AT&T's HSPA network, including the RAZR2 V9 as well as multiple recent LG and Samsung phones added in recent months. Using the service costs $9 a month and does not demand a separate data plan for streaming songs. Songs downloaded from the online store remain at their normal prices.