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Sprint customers could get price break on Spotify

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Sprint customers could get price break on Spotify
In New York City on April 29th, Sprint and Spotify are expected to announce a partnership, similar to the deal that AT&T has with Beats Music. Spotify is expected to offer some Sprint customers a discount on the music streamer's regular $9.99 a month price. In addition, Sprint customers will be able to pay for the service right on their monthly Sprint bill. But if you're circling the date on your calendar, better use a pencil. There could be a delay in trying to get all of the necessary record labels to sign off on the deal.

The deal between AT&T and Beats allows 5 people to share the service for $15 a month. Sprint plans on doing something similar with its Framily plan, which allows up to ten people to join together to get a discount on pricing.

Spotify is believed to have about 9 million subscribers worldwide and if this deal with Sprint does go through, that number is sure to get a boost. And that increase could be huge, if Spotify decides to offer some free trials to Sprint customers.

source: Recode via Engadget

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posted on 12 Apr 2014, 00:53 1

1. a_merryman (Posts: 675; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Nice, I'm hoping it doesn't only apply to Framily customers

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 01:27

2. Doakie (Posts: 1254; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Any self respecting smartphone user shouldn't even be on Sprint. I left them after 11 years because getting 50-200 Kbps on my HTC One M7 was pathetic in 2013. I used to prioritize getting the best monthly rates, then I realized I wasn't even getting what I paid for. I remember back in 2008/2009 when I had my G1 and my speed tests showed 7 Mbps. Then my wife did a speed test on her Sprint Palm Pre and could only get 0.7 Mbps downloads. I thought her phone was broken then I realized that just was the speed of EVDO it wasn't the phones fault. Years later my Sprint HTC One speed was even slower than her Palm Pre was back then. Totally pathetic! Sprint shouldn't even be in business anymore.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 07:10 4

4. lsutigers (Posts: 725; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)


Dude give it up already. Every post is the same thing. I personally use Verizon and Sprint for work. I travel all over the world 2 weeks / month (mostly in the US) and I rarely have any issues with Sprint, in fact, I get very comparable speeds to Verizon in upgraded markets, 6-30mbps on an iPhone 5 which is a non Spark device. We are testing Spark hotspots for our company and speeds are 35-75mbps consistently.

Where are you located? Has that market been upgraded by Sprint? Most major markets, and many smaller ones, have been.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:30 3

5. rallyguy (Posts: 550; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)


I have been a Spint customer since they took over Nextel. their speed has much improved and is actually fast.
What self respecting smartphone user would use Sprint? Someone like me who is grandfathered into a Sprint SERO plan and I pay $50 a month for unlimited data/N&W, any mobile 2 mobile, plus 500 minutes a month which I never go over? That same plane would cost me about $100 a month anywhere else, if you can even find unlimied. I enjoyed using my 3GB last month. I've been impressed with their LTE, my Note 3 doesn't have Spark so I can't comment on that.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:58 6

6. Slammer (Posts: 1032; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Doakie,

Your hatred toward Sprint is really annoying. You take every opportunity at every bit of Sprint news to promote a negative campaign of epic proportions in hopes that your point of view is taken seriously. The slanderous motive is a distraction for those wanting actual legitmate news updates. I can't change how you feel about Sprint no more than you can't change how I feel about Sprint and my positive experiences. I have been with Sprint for 10 years. Longer than any other carrier in the 27 years of being a wireless subscriber. EVERY carrier has its faults and has the same goal of profiteering. We are all numbers in a mathmatical game to boost revenue for the carriers. Don't be so misinformed of anything else. All you have become, is a number for another carrier. If you enjoy your service better where you are now, fine. But leave us that have no issues out of your rants.

John B.

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 08:58 3

7. TheRequiem (Posts: 156; Member since: 23 Mar 2012)


You complain too much, don't you have anything better to do in life? Any self respecting smart phone user knows your full of crap. I'm pulling 70mbps down on Spark destroying everything else. Go away

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 03:55 2

3. TruPatriot (Posts: 89; Member since: 27 May 2013)


Cool story Doakie. We get it. Sprint sucks. However, who pays for music these days?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 13:16

8. thadjudda (Posts: 22; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


OK Wel.. I already have Spotify on my Sprint carrier, been using it for year, so are they going to drop the price for me as well?

posted on 12 Apr 2014, 14:57 1

9. downphoenix (Posts: 2329; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


I'll resub to Spotify if this is true. I was thinking to do Google All Access, but if Spotify is cheaper I'll do it.

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