updated 11:05 am EDT, Wed September 24, 2008
Alltel iTunes-based music
Wireless carrier Alltel has launched a new music service for its network based on iTunes, an announcement reveals. The service, called nuTsie, lets users listen to music from their iTunes playlists on a variety of phones sold by Alltel. Unlike existing intermediary sync programs, the service additionally gives people the option of listening to music based on recommendations, and viewing playlists created by other users and members of the nuTsie development team.
Subscriptions to nuTsie are being sold through the carrier's Alltel Shop feature, and cost $5 per month, or $20 for a year. Over 10 phones support the technology, including Motorola's RAZR2 V9m, LG's AX8600, and Samsung's Hue. Compatibility is expected to grow within the next several months.