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arobart1 04-16-2009 11:19 AM

Radio Applications
 
I've been looking though the apps and found 2 radio apps (Pandora and Slacker). Can anyone tell me what the difference is between them and what usage charges might apply to them?

Thanks!

John Clark 04-16-2009 11:31 AM

No usage charges from either. Since they're free, why not try both and decide for yourself.

arobart1 04-16-2009 11:35 AM

Great, since I know they are free now, I will try them both.
Thanks!

wnyhiker 04-16-2009 11:35 AM

I don't consider slacker and pandora radio applications. Rather , they are music selection apps.

Iheartradio lets you select from more than 150 clear channel radio stations. Hopefully they will put all of them on in the future.

Moodio.fm lets you select from a list of radio stations that are in their data base, some clear channel, some entercomm, and others.

John Clark 04-16-2009 11:37 AM

For all intent and purposes, they are radio apps but, no, they aren't technically "radio" apps. Personally, I prefer Pandora.

brandon.aragon 04-16-2009 11:59 AM

the types of music are the only differences i have seen. Pandora gives you more artisits very closely related to whichever artist you put in. Slacker will give a broader range of musicians that still pertain to the particular genre

kathrynhr 04-16-2009 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wnyhiker (Post 1354831)
Moodio.fm lets you select from a list of radio stations that are in their data base, some clear channel, some entercomm, and others.

I'm a fan of Moodio. I set up my local stations on the web site and now I can get them on the go when I'm out of regular radio range.

ndub33 04-16-2009 01:34 PM

using Slacker right now, and it works well enough to meet my needs. No Pandora love for the 8220 yet. :cry:

Lightingbird 04-16-2009 03:01 PM

I like Pandora myself.

Be Warned everyone...

It seems to block calls and text when in use. Not all the time but it happens.

littleman 04-16-2009 05:22 PM

Wirelessly posted (curv 8310)

Usage charges yes you have them if you don't have unlimited data plan. I like slacker myself. And any data use can block calls and sms,mms email hit and miss with that part.

flashthunder 04-17-2009 06:19 AM

Can you use either of these said applications in the UK?

Trimix 04-17-2009 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by flashthunder (Post 1355712)
Can you use either of these said applications in the UK?

Don't see why not, provided you have a data plan.

kjjb0204 04-17-2009 05:58 PM

Cool thing about Slacker is you can go to their website, log in, and customize channels by specifying a primary band, then choosing from the other 100 or so it thinks are similar. Go to your bb, update channels, then your custom channel shows and only songs from the bands you picked will play. Only disadvantages I've seen with Slacker vs Pandora is the app size is about 4 times greater and it seems much slower to load and start playing than Pandora.

rasmith3530 04-17-2009 09:02 PM

My vote goes with Pandora. I was using it previously on my PC and now use it on my phone. It uses intelligent software that allows you to rate songs in order to fine tune the selection of music on "channels."


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