Music on the Move.

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  1. cydersyd

    cydersyd Funster

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    We are off to France and Spain in January and my Dearly Beloved likes to listen to music all the way!!

    I, on the other hand, being a BOF, prefer to drive quite happily in relative peace and quiet.

    Question; if I download the app TuneIn radio to my phone I think I can Bluetooth it to a earpiece which is also Bluetooth and she can listen all the way. When I am in France or Spain will it cost me to have the phone on continuously either in minutes or data usage as this method could be horribly expensive.

    Or have you any other ideas?
     
  2. CWH

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    Sing to her - she may quickly decide that peace & quiet is preferable.

    (sorry, not techy enough to have a sensible suggestion - somebody will be along soon as you know...)
     
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  3. Jaws

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    Yes, you will be charged data use.. And at the rate they charge until next year it would probably be cheaper for you to hire a small orchestra and set them up in the back !!
     
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  4. cydersyd

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    Thank you Jaws. So would it be better to download music on to the phone somehow. Would that also cost?
     
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    I brought a couple of 32 G iPods ( eBay) cheap! stuffed them full of my old CD collection and a few from friends and relatives,
    Now I can now get six solid days of music through my radio Aux in socket, if you don't have that then a small earphone / headset would do,
     
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  6. SMB

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    If you have a slot for a memory card on your phone, find out the maximum memory-size card it will take and buy a cheap one from Amazon or similar. Load it up with music and yr set, yr phone should have a media player already installed. Tunein data costs would be very very expensive abroad. If you need any help just let me know what make n model phone you have. Hope this helps. Paul
     
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    Buy her an I pod or mp3
     
  8. Hughman

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    As SMB above says - assuming your phone will take a memory card, get the right one, load it and she can use headphones. I do similar on mine - I've got 5 32GB microSD cards which hold my entire music collection and can either listen via phones, or by bluetooth through the van radio and speakers.
     
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  9. cydersyd

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    Thanks SMB and Hughman, that sounds like the best idea.

    I don't have the phone with me at the moment but I think there is a micro sd card slot in it but I can't remember.

    If it does it will be the way to go
     
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    Every scrap of music we own has been ripped to a hard drive then transferred to memory sticks or MP3 player.

    A good pair of headphones and MP3 player would buy you peace. Not much cost compared to the benefits.
     
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    You may be interested in the solution we use for our 5 year old daughter. We have a 1TB wireless hard disk drive, on this we have all of the DVD's and many music CD's "ripped". The device has an onboard DLNA server (for the non techie, this means that devices like iPods will play music and film).
    The device sets up its own WiFi hotspot, you then connect the device, plug headphones into child, and everyone is happy :)
    We have a Seagate GoFlex, which I upgraded to 1TB, but there are others that come with 1TB out of the box.
    Here is a link to the Seagate product page, it explains more:
    http://www.seagate.com/gb/en/external-hard-drives/portable-hard-drives/wireless/seagate-satellite/
     
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  12. Cat53

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    I pod.....I too listen to music on a journey. I have hundreds of hours on my I Pod classic. It's lightweight, portable and a total music library. :D
     
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    " Ipods with 3 years worth of music and a year of podcasts.
     
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    If you don't have a stack of music ready ripped, one alternative is to set up a SPOTIFY account for £10 and download the music to your phone. You can then play the music offline for a month, cancel the subscription, job done(y) (note: you do not own the music, you just access it for a month)

    I believe Spotify are giving 2 months free at the moment if you sign up for Premium:) I have used Spotify for years, it's very good (currently use the free version coz I can stream on unlimited data)
     
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    I-pod again, plugged into the radio...
     
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