• T-Mobile's Music Freedom Program Allows Users to Stream Music for Free

    In a recent announcement during the “Un-Carrier 5.0” press conference, T-Mobile skipped the wait and went straight to “Un-Carrier 6.0” a program that lets customers stream music from top Internet radio services without having the data used count against their allotted monthly plans. Officially called Music Freedom, the initiative will roll out with initial support for eight services including iTunes Radio, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, Samsung’s Milk Music and Beatport. According to T-Mobile, about 85% of total Internet radio usage is generated by the first six services mentioned.

    T-Mobile CEO John Legere said the new plan is meant to highlight the carrier’s network strength. Legere continued by saying the following regarding the matter:

    As a committed music freak, I'm personally outraged at the way the other guys are using the music you love to lure you into over-priced plans with sweet 'promotional offers' that quickly roll into higher prices or trigger those absurd overage charges. Music should be free of all that. Music should have no limits.
    Music Freedom is basically an all-you-can-eat service for streaming music platforms with no overage charges or data caps. T-Mobile plans to add more providers at a later date as well. The company is currently running a poll on its website where people can vote for candidate services, including Beats Music, which Apple recently acquired as part of a $3 billion acquisition of parent company, Beats.

    Much like he usually does, Legere took the announcement as an opportunity to slam competing carriers, stating that they are either too greedy or simply unwilling to offer a similar free service on their networks.

    Source: T-Mobile
    This article was originally published in forum thread: T-Mobile's Music Freedom Program Allows Users to Stream Music for Free started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. robby65's Avatar
      robby65 -
    1. Stephen.'s Avatar
      Stephen. -
      Man, John Legere is crazy as hell. I love him though.
    1. offroad1994's Avatar
      offroad1994 -
      Only postpaid accounts. So have been told.
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