Ringtone Vending Machines?

Apparently, various retail outlets are going to start putting ringtone vending machines in their stores, so that shoppers can buy and download ringtones from the machines – bypassing service providers. My only response is, but why? Why would you ever need a vending machine for a virtual, connected product? It’s backwards. Shouldn’t users just be able to download the ringtones they want, however they want – without having to worry about a vending machine or what their provider is limiting them to?

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