Sprint launches 99-cent music downloads

It looks like Sprint is ready to compete with the likes of the iPhone with its new music store pricing. Under the new changes you'll be able to download songs over the air for just $0.99 each. So far, that's the cheapest we've seen over the air music.

The good news doesn't stop there. Sprint has also unveiled two new data plans that focus on mobile music. For just $15 a month you can get their Power Vision Access Pack which includes 10 commercial-free radio channels, videos from Sprint Power View with content such as weekly music countdowns, concert information and more.

You can also pay an extra $5 per month to get bumped up to the Power Vision Music pack and get a total of 50 commercial-free radio channels and an Sprint TV channels dedicated to music videos. Both of these plans will include your $0.99 song downloads.

You'll also have the ability to download the music onto your PC and transfer it to your handset later. This is what Sprint is calling "sideloading." That means that you'll always have a backup of your music library right on your PC.

One last nugget of joy from Sprint is the weekly free music. Every week you can go to the "Free Songs This Week" for a selection of music that you can download free-of-charge. Who doesn't like free music?

[via press release]