Las Vegas – Verizon (NYSE: VZ) will bundle MOG’s music subscription service
on its new 4G LTE smartphones, which will also have access to music services
from Rhapsody and Slacker, and video streaming service Sling. MOG users will be
able to pay for subscriptions via their Verizon bills; it’s unclear whether the
other services will come pre-loaded on the smartphones, or feature mobile
The Rhapsody service to be available on Verizon LTE devices will have carrier billing and will be pre-installed on the devices. The Rhapsody service is currently available to Verizon subscribers as an Android or BlackBerry app and as part of the Vcast service.
-Jaimee Steele, senior director, public relations, Rhapsody.