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Old 11-24-2008, 05:30 PM
Adam Krebs
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Default A Different Perspective on the New Zune Pass

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.microsoft-watch.com/content/games_consumer/zune_pass_pricing_is_insanely_cheap.html' target='_blank'>http://www.microsoft-watch.com/cont...nely_cheap.html</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Microsoft has effectively dropped the price of Zune all-you-can-download subscriptions to $5.09 a month. That's how I'm viewing the new Zune Pass pricing, where subscribers keep 10 songs a month. Forever. That's $9.90, figuring 99 cents a song. Subtract from the monthly $14.99 subscription fee and you've got a net cost of $5.09 a month. Cheap. Dirt cheap."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/zt/auto/1227545236.usr495.jpg" /></p><p>Joe Wilcox at Microsoft Watch has an interesting perspective on the <a href="http://www.zunethoughts.com/news/show/91404/zune-pass-now-offers-10-tracks-per-month-to-keep.html" target="_blank">New Zune Pass</a>. He breaks it down with an example of two teens, Jacko and Junie:</p><p><em>"Let's assume that both teen's parents paid for everything as part of the holiday giving. Jacko's mom and dad spent $99.99 for the Zune (online with no tax and free shipping) plus $44.97 for three months of Zune pass, for which Jacko keeps 30 songs. They paid $144.96, although the 30 songs have $29.70 value. Jacko downloaded 1,376 songs under unlimited download subscription pricing. Meanwhile, Junie's parents paid $149 (no tax because they live in New Hampshire) for the iPod nano and another $137.60 for just the music Junie wanted in the first month. They spent $286.60, and Junie is already asking for more music."</em></p><p>Wow. Never thought of it like that...</p>
 
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