Unofficial release of MyxerCodes (shh…)

Hey, everybody.

Don’t know if anyone noticed, but we’ve quietly added the ability to bill the purchase of any of our premium content to your phone bill. Don’t worry – all the free stuff is still free, we’ve just made it easier to purchase the stuff that costs money. Oh, and please don’t tell our PR people I told you about this…we’re supposed to be waiting for the big official release in a couple of weeks, but it’s so cool I couldn’t wait.

Let’s say you wanted to buy a ringtone from one of the thousands of Myxer artists, like Jon Young. He’s got a great track named Sky Skrapin available for purchase through MyxerTones. Sky Skrapin has been assigned a MyxerCodeâ„¢ of 6812, which means you can purchase it (and bill it to your phone bill) just by following these instructions:

“text 6812 to MYXER(69937) to purchase Sky Skrapin by Jon Young”

When you do this, you’ll get a text message back from us stating the purchase price and asking you to confirm your purchase. If you respond with “y” (or “yes”), we’ll deliver the track right to your phone and bill it to your mobile phone bill. You didn’t even have to be at your computer!

Every piece of content in our catalog has a MyxerCode associated with it. If you have an artist account, click on the “Details” link next to an item in on your Share & Sell page to find its MyxerCode. (It’s on the right hand side, under your MyxerTag). We’re waiting on the “official” release of MyxerCodes to really start publicing them on the main site, but artists can start telling their fans about their MyxerCodes at concerts and so forth right now.

Keep a look out for customizable MyxerCodes and other cool new related features to be rolled out in the next few weeks.

As of today, MyxerCodes are supported with the following US carriers:

  • Cingular
  • AT&T
  • Sprint
  • T-Mobile

We’re expecting Verizon to come online here in a couple of weeks.

As always, we love it when you let us know about questions, problems, or suggestions for MyxerTones. Everything we do is focused on making MyxerTones the absolute best way to make and share mobile content, and if you think there’s something we can do to make it better for you, we’d love to know about it.

Peace,
Myk

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5 Responses to “Unofficial release of MyxerCodes (shh…)”

  1. Anonymous October 21, 2006 at 2:17 am #

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH ADD VERIZON BRAH

  2. Myk October 21, 2006 at 2:26 am #

    RE: “Add Verizon”:

    We’re working on it! We really think we’re within a couple of weeks of having all of the necessary Verizon pieces in place.

    Keep in mind we do currently support Verizon for free content, and content purchased with a credit card or PayPal online (be sure to test your phone first). But the premium SMS support will make a lot of things work more smoothly.

    Believe me, we want it working ASAP, too!

    Myk

  3. Anonymous October 21, 2006 at 5:34 am #

    my understanding is that you can only text myxertones in the US. in canada, you must get the ringtones from the website. is this still true? and are there any plans to allow canadians the ability to simply text myxertones to get the ringtone straight to their phone?

    thanks!

    pat d

  4. Bill October 23, 2006 at 3:07 am #

    Hi Pat,

    That’s right, MyxerCodes are currently only supported for the US carriers. We’re currently working on MyxerCode support for for Canadian customers and plan to have it in place early next year (hopefully sooner).

    Bill

  5. Anonymous March 7, 2007 at 10:28 pm #

    add boostmobile

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