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Sprint MVNO RingPlus to offer sponsored ringback tones

Sprint Nextel has signed a private label agreement with RingPlus, which provides ringback tone-based services. RingPlus will operate as an MVNO using the Sprint network and offer wireless voice

Gartner: Consumers still spend $2.2B a year on ringtones, ringbacks

Consumers across the globe will spend $6.3 billion on digital music in 2011, up from $5.9 billion a year ago, according to research firm Gartner. Annual digital music revenues are on pace to reach

Zed, U.S. Cellular team for Ringback Radio

Regional operator U.S. Cellular is introducing Ringback Radio, a new music service enabling subscribers to access pre-selected ringbacks that refresh on a monthly basis. Ringback Radio spans

Why did ringbacks fail to catch on in the U.S.?

Just a few years ago, analysts were predicting that ringback tones would take over the mobile music market. Ringtones had been selling successfully, so why shouldn't ringback tones--essentially

BMI sues T-Mobile USA over ringbacks

Performing rights organization BMI has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against T-Mobile USA, alleging the operator sold ringback tones without the necessary licensing agreements in place.

LiveWire intros web service APIs for ringbacks

Managed mobile personalization services provider LiveWire Mobile announced the introduction of a new standards-based web service for ringback tones, promising seamless integration for customers to

GRAPHS: Ringtones and ringback tones sales

In all, ringtones' share of total U.S. mobile music revenues fell from 80 percent in 2005 to 63 percent in 2008. SNL Kagan credits the slump to consumers learning to create their own ringtones by

BMI: Ringback revenues to top $235 million in 2009

Ringback sales in the U.S. will surpass the $235 million mark in 2009 according to music performing rights organization BMI. With an estimated 10 million U.S. subscribers now signed up for ringback

Verizon debuts Business Ringback Tones

Verizon Wireless announced the introduction of Business Ringback Tones, enabling organizations with mobile contact numbers to replace the generic ring callers hear with customized messages. According

Forecast: Ringbacks to yield $4.7B worldwide by 2012

Worldwide ringback revenues will nearly triple to $4.7 billion by 2012 according to a new forecast issued by research firm MultiMedia Intelligence, which anticipates ringbacks will fall just shy of