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Cingular Offering 'Idol' Ringtones

22 Mar, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Cingular Wireless customers for the first time starting March 22 will be able to download ringtones from the popular “American Idol” show the day after it airs nationally.

Cingular, which already offers “Idol” text voting, tones and graphics, sweepstakes, trivia and chat rooms, among other entertainment options, would make Live Idol Ringtones available for $2.49 per digitally re-mastered songs sung by Idol finalists.

Customers can reserve online (www.cingular.com/idol) or by phone songs performed on the night of the show. A text message is sent to their phone notifying them they can purchase and download the cleared song.

“Live Idol Ringtones allow Cingular customers to show their support for their favorite contestants while taking that great music with them wherever they go,” said John Burbank, VP, marketing, Cingular Wireless.

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