You can add Mog to the list of Aussie-compatible music streaming services, with Telstra overnight announcing that it would be partnering with the service to launch "in the coming months" Rather like Spotify's on-again-off-again Aussie launch, there isn't a whole lot more detail to reveal at this stage, apart from the fact that, like many of its other content plays, Telstra has said that it won't charge data usage of Mog's 320Kbps tracks agains the cap of Telstra ADSL or 3G customers. That's an interesting inducement, and one that other ISPs may find tricky to counter — although as we've seen in the past with things like unmetered Xbox or iTunes offerings, not one that's impossible for them to offer.
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