radio a thing of the past now

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Below the announcement from


Today we’re announcing an upcoming change to the way Radio works in some parts of the world. In the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, nothing will change.

In all other countries, listening to Radio will soon require a subscription of €3.00 per month. There will be a 30 track free trial, and we hope this will convince people to subscribe and keep listening to the radio. Everything else on (scrobbling, recommendations, charts, biographies, events, videos etc.) will remain free in all countries, like it is now.

Since we streamed our first track from back in 2002, we have focused on playing the right songs to the right people, compensating artists for playing their music, and being the best music site on the web. We appreciate the support we get from the 30 million people who use every month—double the number of people since this time last year. We work with over 280,000 labels and artists, many of whom we pay directly, and have built up the largest catalogue of any web radio platform: over 7 million tracks are available on Radio stations.

In order to keep providing the best radio service on the web, we need to ask our listeners from countries other than USA, UK and Germany to subscribe for €3.00 per month. In return you’ll get unlimited access to Radio, and a promise that we’ll be hard at work improving the service for years to come.

[From Radio Announcement]


This is sad. I will just use for listing what I’m listening to and have a look at my neighbours from time to time now. It was easier just to listen to “their” radio station, but alas, a thing of the past now…

Vox 3G service is still horrible

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I’m still very unhappy with the service from Vox here in Luxembourg. Their network coverage is not working properly. The data connection is very slow, whenever it’s EDGE, but also when you are between EDGE and 3G. Recently, whenever I’m covered by a Vox hotspot, I can’t connect to anything…
As for the phone network, it’s the same story: it is possible even in Luxembourg city itself to be in a spot where you have no service… Horrible, horrible, horrible.