RE: [podcasters] Podcasting to your cell phone's voicemail bo
> Is it valuable to be notified when a new episode ofYes, which is why I subscribe to my favorite podcasts - I'm notified
> your favorite podcast is available?
> Is it valuable to be able to hear it on your phone?Depends. I use my Smartphone to listen to podcasts because I have one less
thing in my pocket. However, the process for subscribing/listening is just
like the process would be for anyone with an iPod.
> Would podcasters like to sell secure access to theirMaybe, but where's the market for charging people for something they already
get just as easily and for free.
>Since the carriers get minute money in this scenario, it makes more sense
> I think so. I also think that the carriers are eager
> to provide more services. Soon I think that the
> carriers will pay for great podcast programming and
> provide it to their customers at a very low cost.
for the carriers to pay a small licensing fee to podcasters and give the
podcasts away as part of a service offering.
> I think we can help to get this started by allowingThe early adopters all have Smartphones/Blackberrys/Treos and don't need it.
> the early adopters to tinker with the model before the
> big fish do it.
This is old thinking. The market is moving away from a model where the
service providers have all the control. The market is moving toward
convergent devices with phone service and hard drives.
> I think that we can all do well here. Hopefully we canTechnically it's moving money from the little fish to the little fish,
> shift a little money from the big fish to the little
> fish in the process.
unless you think all cell phone customers have deep pockets.
> I am a Verizon customer and let me tell you that they (one of thelargest in
> the country) are doing just the opposite. EVERY new phone theyoffer has
> abilities that they disable. They have a model where you have tohack your
> phone to add a ring tone that you make yourself!Yeah, this is pretty insane. I have the motorola v710 which I got
about a year ago. I can copy anything onto a little card and then slip
that into the phone and put it wherever I wat in the phone. I can use
ringtones and whatever. My friend just got the updated version
recently and I tried to give her some of my ringtones (since when you
replace a phone you lose all your old ringtones) but the copy feature
was not available. That's gotta be criminal, not letting you use a
feature already in the machine, to keep you from using your own stuff?