In addition to unveiling Uncarrier 5.0 last night, T-Mobile also had another Uncarrier announcement up its sleeves, as well. This time, it was all about music.
T-Mobile is calling it Music Freedom, and what it means is that – starting right now – all T-Mobile’s Simple Choice customers will be able to stream as much music as they want from all of the most popular streaming services, including Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Slacker, and Spotify, without it counting against their high speed data caps.
Additionally, T-Mobile will soon add Samsung’s Milk Music service and the upcoming Beatport music app from SFX to the list of services that won’t eat up customers’ data buckets. And just in case that’s not enough for you, T-Mobile is also allowing its customers to vote on what other services to add to this lineup, as well – possible future additions include TuneIn Radio, SiriusXM, Google Play Music All Access, and Amazon Prime Music.
T-Mobile also announced a new streaming music service called unRadio, powered by Rhapsody. This service will feature ad-free listening, unlimited skips, the ability to download music for offline listening, personalized radio stations, live streaming local radio, and more. This service will be free for customers on T-Mobile $80 unlimited data plan, and $4/month for everyone else.