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CellCasts or MobilCasts

Rob Greenlee points to a couple of articles that discuss about Cellcasts and Mobilcasts. Question simply put, Do you want to listen to streaming music or downloaded music on your cellphone?

Here is an article that talks about "Cellcasts".

I also found another more recent article talking about The Coming Age of the “Cellcast” or “Mobilcast” Resource Shelf blog.

Few Resources on Cellcasts from  Resource Shelf blog:

+ UpSnap
This mobile service ( offers a number of features and is one that we’ve mentioned on ResourceShelf for several years as a mobile portal. They provide several free features (local directory search, sports scores, price comparison info and more) along with audio content. They also a number of podcast and other types of audio programming. UpSnap delivers the audio material over the plain old telephone system (U.S. phone numbers). After you select the program, you’re given a phone number to dial and the program begins playing. UpSnap also offers SMS access.

+ Pod2Mob
Stream to your mobile, thousands of podcasts. Select from various formats (.m3u,.pls.,ram,.asx). Stream direct from the WAP site or use a Java client (will not work with Treo’s).
++ Directory of podcasts
Sample entry. Note: It’s also possible to download the cast.
Producers can submit their podcast for inclusion.

+ Melodeo
++ Once on the page, click the “Mobile” link
++ Offers both a podcast directory and a mobile service (Mobilcast)
++ Requires app download (does not work for Treo’s or Blackberry’s at this time)
++ Works on Nextel, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile networks as well as Rogers, Cingular, and AllTell.
++ MoboFlix is a new service allowing users to upload video content directly from their phones. The new AOL UnCut service (free) also provides this feature.

+ Radio4PDA (aka
This is a site that we use on a very regular basis. The editors of this page have created an impressive directory
of mainstream radio stations in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Ireland and created direct links to the URL where they stream their audio from. A real time saver. Those of you who have devices that can play Windows MP3 files, some Real content, and steaming MP3 (Shoutcast) will want to take a look here. Impressive!!!

+ Podlinez
Simply enter the url of any podcast and within minutes a phone number is provided to dial-in and listen to the program. Similar to UpSnap.
A directory of podcasts is also available.

If your favorite podcast isn’t already in our directory, you can add it immediately and it’ll be available to call within minutes.

See Also: Review: Melodeo Mobilcast (via PC Magazine)

See Also: MobiTv offers streaming video from CNBC, MSNBC, Discovery and other networks for smartphones. Fee-based.

See Also: A local Fox tv station in Albany, NY offers a “cellcast.” Fee-basedi

See Also: The term “cellcast” has been bouncing around since the Spring. We first found it used in an article by Olga Kharif in TechNewsWorld. Kharif also wrote a related article for BusinessWeek.

Source: Mobile Phone Podcast Blog: Cellcast vs. Mobilcast Which is Best?- Podcast News, Listening, Discovery and Creation Trends - Melodeo, Mobilcast and Mobilcasting

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