Cingular Users Can Check MySpace On Phones

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Cingular Wireless LLC, the largest U.S. cell phone provider, has made a deal with MySpace.com that will allow users of the MySpace social networking Web site to access their profiles through Cingular phones.

Under the agreement, cell phone users will be able to go to their MySpace.com page to edit it, post photos and get messages, according to news reports Monday. For example, a MySpace.com user could take a picture with his or her cell phone and then immediately post the image to a Web page.

The new MySpace Mobile application will cost $2.99 a month plus charges for data usage, Atlanta-based Cingular said.

The deal also expands Cingular's work with MySpace.com, which includes letting bands use a service called MySpace Mobile Music to create ringtones.

MySpace said the partnership with Cingular is exclusive for several months and added it is likely to announce partnerships with the other wireless carriers next year, the Wall Street Journal reported.

MySpace.com, a popular social networking Web site, already has a deal with Helio, a cell phone venture of South Korea's SK Telecom and EarthLink.

The relationship between Cingular and MySpace started in March when the two companies started MySpace Mobile Alerts, a service that sends text alerts to cellphone users when they have received a MySpace message or update. Cingular said it has delivered more than 75 million alerts, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  • Sean Alfano

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