Sonera launches a mobile karaoke service to the tune of the ESC

Sonera launches a mobile karaoke service with a wide selection of songs from the Eurovision Song Contest. The service runs on most new smartphones.

The new mobile karaoke by Sonera brings the popular entertainment service to the mobile phone. The customer can easily order a karaoke song through the Sonera SurfPort service. The song is sent to the customer in an MMS message and stored in the phone. The service is available for most new Nokia smartphones.

The launch of mobile karaoke is tuned to the Eurovision Song Contest atmosphere. The ESC section of the service includes 12 popular Finnish Eurovision songs from previous years. After ESC, the service will be complemented with other popular karaoke tunes.

”The mobile phone is increasingly becoming the device for listening to music and other music services. We have already offered karaoke – so much loved by Finns – as a broadband service, so the mobile version is a natural next step. From now on, singing karaoke is no more limited to time and place, as we can all free our internal singer supported by the ever-present mobile phone,” says director Pasi Mehtonen, Mobile Services Finland.

The karaoke song includes the musical background in midi format, the subtitles and the accompanying image. The price of a song is €1.90 + the data transmission charge.

TeliaSonera is the principal international sponsor of the Eurovision Song Contest held in Helsinki.


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For further information journalists can contact:
Vice President Pasi Mehtonen, Mobility Services Finland, tel. +358 40 7171370