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Rdio and TELUS Partner for Easy Access Billing

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By: Corey Tate
July 08, 2011
Rdio announced that it has signed a deal with TELUS that allows customers to subcribe to Rdio via their TELUS account. This means that users can get the Rdio social music service and have it show up on their TELUS bill. They're calling it "direct, one-click billing."

I think Rdio has been looking at how fast Muve Music signed up 100,000 customers under the Cricket Communications wireless plan, and wants to get-them-some-of-that-action. Muve has signed up 100,00 users this year alone, based on easy access from a Cricket Communications platform.

Rdio is available for PC and Mac computers, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 7 platforms. It costs $9.99 for mobile and Web access, while Web access only will cost $4.99 per month. It features both streaming and offline listening. Thos charges will now show up on a TELUS bill for TELUS subscriber, presumably as a line item on the bill.

Streaming music service Rdio also just launched a new Windows app, to add to their dedicated family of apps for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 7, Sonos and Roku. This is a catch-up to the Apple side, which has had a stand-alone Rdio app since this Spring.

The Rdio Windows app can use the "Match Collection" feature to quickly review your music library and get your music up in the cloud, much like iTunes "Scan and Match" feature. There's also keyboard integration with play / stop / pause etc.

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