O2 signs with Napster

The largest ever European hosting contract has been signed by O2 UK, Ericsson and Napster. Under the deal O2 customers will be able to download full length music tracks from Napster's five million item catalogue and play them back on their mobile handsets. The service will be available on thirty mobile handsets through the O2 Active portal, with tracks costing 99 pence each. This is more costly than a direct subscription to the Napster Light service but that service does not allow users to put music tracks on their mobile phones. O2 has been working with Napster in Ireland for some years, and in Germany new O2 ADSL subscribers get a year of Napster's "To Go" service free.

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