AT&T isn’t known for their over-the-air services like rivals Sprint and Verizon. And, when it comes to wireless music downloads, AT&T’s sole option lags behind the music store offerings from the CDMA duo. Until now, AT&T customers could only download expensive music through eMusic. But, with this AT&T/Napster deal, subscribers of the No. 1 US wireless carrier will have access to Napster’s 5 million tracks of musical goodness.
Napster will serve up wireless, over-the-air downloads at $7.49 per five songs, or $1.99 for a single track-download. Napster even emails you a link to help you download the track – in case your wireless download doesn’t work like it should. Unfortunately, AT&T customers wanting DRM-free tracks will have to stick with eMusic.
The Napster music download service will go live next month, so we’ll have to wait and see if this round of AT&T/Napster shenanigans helps AT&T catch up with Sprint and Verizon.