Vodafone Iceland will launch its 3G mobile services this weekend with wireless 3G telecommunications and internet access both indoors and outdoors throughout Vodafone’s service area. Vodafone also offers music for download.
According to a Vodafone press release, its music service marks a turning point, because for the first time Icelanders can purchase foreign music for download legally and Vodafone hopes this move will reduce pirating considerably.
“We believe this service will be successful because Vodafone’s experience from around the world shows that 3G services are the most popular,” said CEO for Vodafone Iceland Árni Pétur Jónsson. “We are proud to be the first in the country to offer legal downloads of foreign music and we expect a good response.”
Through contracts with the largest music producers in the world, like Sony, EMI, Universal and Warner, Vodafone has ensured access to almost one million foreign songs for its customers, which they can download into their cell phones for ISK 99 (USD 1.6, EUR 1.1) per song.
Vodafone also offers free Icelandic music for downloading for those who join its music club.
Síminn telecom company launched 3G mobile services earlier this year.