Cingular Wireless today announced Cingular Sounds (TM), an innovative music program that launches new singles as ringtones on wireless phones either before they are heard anywhere else, or simultaneous with their debut on radio. This will give Cingular customers a whole new way to enjoy music and the entertainment industry a powerful channel to reach tens of millions of potential listeners.
The company will kick off "Cingular Sounds" with an exclusive 30-second ringtone from Coldplay's "Speed of Sound," the lead single from the band's forthcoming album, X&Y, which will be released by Capitol Records on June 7.
Other artists spanning a broad section of musical styles (alternative/rock, hip-hop/R&B, pop, Latin, country, and more) will become part of Cingular Sounds in the coming weeks and months. The program will include exclusive ringtone debuts and offer weekly text message updates from a wide range of participating artists.
Coldplay's "Speed of Sound" and thousands of other music ringtones are available now to current Cingular customers. There are three easy ways to download "Speed of Sound" including:
* Go to http://www.cingular.com/mediamall
* Go to http://www.rucingular.com/cingularsounds
* Order directly from your phone
To download this ringtone from a phone (or future 'Cingular Sounds' ringtones), the consumer should:
* Go to Media Net home on their phone
* Select "Tones, Games, Pics"
* Select Cingular Sounds
* Follow the onscreen prompt to get the ringtone
After downloading the ringtone, "Speed of Sound" will be launched from the phone's Main Menu.
Cingular customers are charged a one-time download fee of $1.99 - $2.49 for ringtones, plus a charge for the number of kilobytes or minutes used to download the ringtone to a wireless phone. Additional information on music ringtones is available at http://www.cingular.com or http://www.rucingular.com.