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Access Industries will invest €130m in the Gallic Spotify-rival Deezer. The music streaming service has been a hit in its native France and launched in the UK a year ago – with rather less impact. The big record labels are major investors in Spotify, with Universal Music rarely missing an opportunity to talk it up. The Swedish …

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....why?!

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It's the done thing now a days... get your Facebook account suspended and you can now no longer access services you are paying for... Or government sites if they get their way too...

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It's also worth noting that anyone with an Orange Panther phone contract can get Deezer mobile as one of their swappables - that gives you totally free streaming (it doesn't even use your data allowance) on your phone, which is a pretty good deal!

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The only swappable worth using. It's pretty good but a few artists are missing (i can live with that, its free for me) and it doesn't work on my girlfriends BlackBerry.

Good for plugging my x one into my car for some decent tunes, sick of ads on the radio!

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Only on 18 and 24 month plans though.. not SIM only, and since their data allowance is only 250MB a month (for this they want 20 quid!!!) you really need the free streaming otherwise it'd be a bit useless.

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The frustrating thing about Orange is they have plans that are *almost* good, but their data plans are aimed at old fashioned phones.

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And like Spotify, new sign-ups need a Facebook account.

So I'll be sticking with my old pre-FB requirement Spotify account then. And if Spotify ever make FB a requirement for all users I'll drop them like a hot potato.

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Re: And like Spotify, new sign-ups need a Facebook account.

Me too. Spotify stopped working under Wine when they added 'social' features; I think Wine has a taste filter that prevents it from running.

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Re: And like Spotify, new sign-ups need a Facebook account.

Spotify works fine for me under Wine - but I have a pre-facebook account and I've kept it unlinked.

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