T-Mobile Expands Free Music Streaming Offerings
T-Mobile Simple Choice plan customers get free music streaming through Pandora, Rhapsody and other services without using their data plans.T-Mobile Simple Choice plan customers can now get more music streamed to their mobile devices without having to use their data plans under an expanded program announced by the carrier on Nov. 24. Back in June, T-Mobile gave its customers on Simple Choice plans the abilities to listen to streaming music from Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Spotify without it ever affecting their high-speed data allowances. Previously, such streaming would count against a user's data plan usage. Now 14 more music streaming vendors have been added to T-Mobile's so-called "Music Freedom" program, allowing customers to receive free streaming without using their data plan allotments, according to the company. The added streaming services include Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, RadioTunes, Digitally Imported, Fit Radio, Fresca Radio, JAZZRADIO, Live 365, Mad Genius Radio, radioPup, Radio.com, ROCKRADIO and Saavn. The program allows T-Mobile customers to stream all the music they want from the providers with no data service charges. The music streaming vendors also are not charged by T-Mobile for providing the services, according to the company. "No backroom deals. No paid prioritization. Just you and your music—unleashed," the company said in a statement.
"Music Freedom is pro-consumer, pro-music and pure Un-carrier," John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, said in a statement. "And today we're taking another huge step toward our ultimate goal of including every streaming music service in the program. Anyone can play. No one pays. And everyone wins."