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Don't understand why but you can now have a Muchmusic Wireless Phone!

From Press Release today

TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), a global leader in
wireless communications, and Rogers Wireless, Canada's leading wireless
communications service provider, today announced the launch of the MuchMusic
Edition Motorola V186M handset.

For those who are serious about the mobile
music lifestyle, the feature-rich V186M flip phone with EDGE* technology
(Enhanced Data for Global Evolution) enables a high speed multi-media
experience and exclusive access to everything "Much," all for an attractive
price. The V186M operates exclusively in Canada on the Rogers Wireless
GSM/GPRS/EDGE network, the largest integrated wireless voice and data network
in Canada.

"Merging style and affordability with technological innovation, the
Motorola V186M offers a fun and interactive experience for people who crave
content and personalization," said Michael Hortie, Vice President, Mobile
Devices Group, Motorola, Inc. "Access to an EDGE device with a suite of
must-have features makes mobile entertainment quick and easy."

Rogers Wireless customers who choose the V186M will enjoy a prepaid
wireless package that provides access to preloaded MuchMusic ringtones,
graphics and more; further content(xx) through the exclusive online hub
www.muchmusic.com/phone; and updates on the latest concert, album, and artist
buzz, direct from the MuchMusic studios.

"Rogers Wireless is committed to delivering the ultimate mobile music
experience and that includes putting MuchMusic right into the hands of our
customers," said John Boynton, Vice President, Marketing, Segmentation, Rogers
Wireless Inc. "The new V186M wireless phone operating on Rogers Wireless' high
speed EDGE network is a fast and affordable way to stay fully tuned into the
culture of MuchMusic."

Much style, Much function:

- The need for speed: Built with the power of EDGE* technology, this
mobile is poised to deliver a feature-rich mobile experience, with
faster speeds for easier downloading*, sharing* and storage of fun
content - whether that is a video clip from MuchMusic programming or
an MMS* message from friends
- Tune up: Whether it's a ring tune downloaded* from MuchMusic or an
original creation using the V186M's MotoMixer, MP3s will sound crystal
clear
- Say it loud: The built-in speakerphone lets the whole gang get in on
the action
- Cover art: The V186M is a chic, compact flip phone and each handset
comes packaged with a bonus MuchMusic wood grain bezel

Pricing and Availability
The Motorola V186M sells for $149.99(xxx) on a Rogers Wireless
Pay-As-You-Go plan and is available for purchase at Rogers Wireless dealer
 

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I guess this replaces the Motorola V551 MuchMusic edition phone. But don't be fooled. Lots and lots of stuff on that phone have extra fees attached. I have a V551 with access to all sort of stuff MuchMusic, but everything has a transfer fee.

I miss my Nokia... It had an infrared port and the PC software was downloadable for free. Everything is extra with Motorola and for a nice fee too. They couldn't even include a belt clip with my V551.
 

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Sooo True, its one of my pet peeves with Telus Mobility, everything ringtone, image, game whatever they want you to pay for and its usually fairly pricey for what is offered
 

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MarcP said:
I guess this replaces the Motorola V551 MuchMusic edition phone. But don't be fooled. Lots and lots of stuff on that phone have extra fees attached. I have a V551 with access to all sort of stuff MuchMusic, but everything has a transfer fee.

I miss my Nokia... It had an infrared port and the PC software was downloadable for free. Everything is extra with Motorola and for a nice fee too. They couldn't even include a belt clip with my V551.
There is only a 'transfer fee' if you download or send ringtones, images etc. through the network. You can install ringtones, images and games on the V551 with Bluetooth or USB, or the V186 with USB free of charge.
 

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There is only a 'transfer fee' if you download or send ringtones, images etc. through the network. You can install ringtones, images and games on the V551 with Bluetooth or USB, or the V186 with USB free of charge.
Which goes to my second paragraph. Did you read it?

"I miss my Nokia... It had an infrared port and the PC software was downloadable for free. Everything is extra with Motorola and for a nice fee too. They couldn't even include a belt clip with my V551."

And if you read my first paragraph, I spoke of the MuchMusic thingies.
 

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dcomp11 said:
You can install ringtones, images and games on the V551 with Bluetooth or USB, or the V186 with USB free of charge.
I have one of these cell phones and a USB cable. So how do I download this stuff free of charge?????
 
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