Posted By RichC on May 24, 2007
“Pandora on the Go” is a new service partnering the excellent Pandora Music service with Sprint mobile phones. The outstanding “music genome project” allows users to create personalized music listening criteria for your computer or now your Sprint cellphone. A good set of earbuds or headphones is a ‘must’ — unless you like listening to music from a cellphone speaker … I didn’t think so.
The ability to take streamed Pandora music where ever you go instead of XM or Sirius satellite radio (or even MP3 players) might be worth it for music lovers, but considering it requires the Sprint Power Vision data service and will probably zap your cellphone battery, it might not be the best use of your cellphone?
Nevertheless, I was going to give the music service a try on my Sprint based Palm Treo 700p, but at this moment the Treos are not supported — bummer. Pandora is available on these Sprint phones as of May 2007: Samsung A900, Samsung A920, LG Fusic, Sanyo 7500 and Sanyo 8400. The service is free for 30 days, but after that it comes at a $2.99 monthly fee plus Sprint data plan. (If you are an existing Pandora subscriber –$36 annually — you do not have to pay an additional subscription fee but still need the Sprint Power Vision data plan.)