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T-Mobile's Music Freedom gives you unlimited access to major music streamers for free

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T-Mobile's Music Freedom gives you unlimited access to major music streamers for free
On Wednesday night, T-Mobile introduced Music Freedom. The feature allows T-Mobile customers to stream an unlimited amount of music from major music providers such as Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, and Milk Music for free. The beauty of the plan is that it offers unlimited 4G LTE music streaming without counting against your monthly data allowance! All you need to do is to start listening. Music Freedom debuts today for all qualified customers who are signed up with a Simple Choice plan.

Also starting today, T-Mobile customers can install the Rhapsody unRadio app onto their T-Mobile powered device. The app can be downloaded from the Rhapsody.com website right now. Starting on Sunday, the Rhapdody unRadio app can be downloaded from T-Mobile.com, or from the carrier's brick and mortar stores. The app is free for members of the newest Simple Choice plans, who receive unlimited data. For everyone else, the monthly service is priced at $4 a month.

The Rhapsody unRadio app allows users to listen to their favorite songs online and offline. And just in case you're not getting the picture, T-Mobile is talking about unlimited streaming of millions of tunes with no ads! And you also have an unlimited number of skips. Don't want to hear Hall and Oates sing "You've lost that loving feeling," then you can skip it and move on to the next tune, with no penalties against you.

"Music Freedom lets you listen to your favorite music streamers for free; not all music streaming apps are supported


source: T-Mobile

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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:25 3

1. MrOCD (unregistered)


The title is a little misleading. It makes it sound like you GET the services for free, not stream them for free without taking from your LTE data. (Which is what it actually is)

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:27

4. Salazzi (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Actually Rhapsody UnRadio is indeed a free service for those who are T-Mobile unlimited customers.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:28 2

5. medwar07 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


if you get have the unlimited plan through them, you get rhapsody unradio for free. However, some of the whitelisted services are free already like iheartradio and itunes radio and pandora and milk.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:36 1

8. Mdolla650 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


Your wrong, it DOES NOT use your data. if you have there Simple Choice plan it will not use your data at all. Same goes for the unRadio.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:44

11. fzacek (Posts: 2057; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


The title of this article, yes, but not the title of the T-Mobile service...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:26 5

2. Salazzi (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


That's wassup. Look at the likes of AT&T, heavily pushing Beats. As if it's not enough that it would consume the paltry amount of data you have, you'd also pay $5/month on top. Now it doesn't consume your data on T-Mobile. Also T-Mobile Rhapsody UnRadio is free for unlimited data customers!! So you get unlimited data (so it wouldn't matter even if it consumed your data) but also free streaming!!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:26 3

3. medwar07 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


This is absolutely great. Another thing is that if you have the unlimited plan, you can get rhapsody for free. One more service that they need to add to the white listed apps is google all access and tmobile will be better than the best....as it already is.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:32 1

6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3600; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Awesome move by T-Mobile.

Stream all the music you want on your phone or tablet from the top music services including Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, and Milk Music without using your 4G LTE data.

http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html

I think I will dump ATT as soon as the T-Mobile's LTE upgrade is complete.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:35

7. promise7 (Posts: 474; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Didn't know Google Music was included, does that mean if I stream any songs in my library over their network it doesn't count against my cap or only if I sign up for their All Access paid service?

Also, I don't see anywhere about no more taxes and fee's anywhere on their site. Was this just a false rumor?

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:39 5

9. Mdolla650 (Posts: 2; Member since: 18 Jun 2014)


t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html

Go there to vote for Google Music cause it is not included yet.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:47 1

13. networkdood (Posts: 6298; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


it is winning....

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:52

15. promise7 (Posts: 474; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Didn't see that, voted, thanks!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:43 3

10. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Maybe PA should do a review on which one of these listed music providers is the best. That would really help out me and probably others too because I dont want to try all of them to find out. Just a suggestion.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:46 2

12. fzacek (Posts: 2057; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


That's actually a good idea... Do it, PA!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:48

14. networkdood (Posts: 6298; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


already been done...sort of -http://www.phonearena.com/news/5-best-non-major-music-streaming-services-for-Android-and-iOS_id44766

Maybe we need a refresher....

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 22:54

16. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


Those apps aren't listed by tmobile for unlimited use though.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 23:53

17. tacarat (Posts: 203; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


So, I'm the one to throw up the net neutrality flag on this? How do smaller streaming services get in on this? What's their catch? For those applauding this move, what if it was Verizon or AT&T in the headline? Equal enthusiasm or just another way to screw over the little guy?

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 08:51 1

21. Salazzi (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


There is no net neutrality issue. 1. T-Mobile intends to include all streaming sources (the naming a few of the big names and having people vote, is to spread awareness). 2. Right on the T-Mobile website, it says that if you have a streaming service and want to include it in the free streaming, all you need to do is shoot T-Mobile an e-mail and they'll get started on the process (because hell if anyone knows the dozens of streaming sites out there.. I'm sure not even T-Mobile knows some exist, hence the need to request). Remember, there isn't just T-Mobile and the consumer, there's also third parties.. the music streamers, involved which need to be brought on board. People may say "well why not make them all available and free?". The reason they need to request the service is because when you stream from a source, there's a specific link that initiates the streaming process. Unless pointed out, this can be indistinguishable from video streaming sites and the like, especially if the name of the streamer and their url is unknown. Thus they need to let T-Mo be aware of what their proxy or url is for streaming and the magic then begins. I could be wrong but that's the way I interpreted things and as such, saw no net neutrality issues.

http://www.t-mobile.com/offer/free-music-streaming.html?icid=WMM_TM_BRRCD_CX2CE18VXT361 on bottom the FAQ's.. last question addresses this issue.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 12:20

24. tacarat (Posts: 203; Member since: 22 Apr 2013)


Cool. Mahalo. Gratzi.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 00:27

18. galanoth (Posts: 332; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


http://www.theverge.com/2014/6/18/5822996/t-mobile-music-freedom-net-neutrality

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 06:40

19. greatoneiw (Posts: 41; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)


ah....just torrent and u've got unlimited EVERYTHING , no need for all the fuss...

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 07:39

20. atlvideoguy (Posts: 42; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)


I have the unlimited data plan $70 that was available before late march 2014, I went to t-mobiles website and entered my number and I got a message giving me the option of being charged $4 a month for unradio or $9 for rhapsody premiere. I guess the free unradio deal is for $80 unlimited data plan only.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 11:24

22. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8794; Member since: 14 May 2012)


No. Call customer service. They'll gladly give it to you for free.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 11:41

23. Salazzi (Posts: 187; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


Did you do this? And if so, did you have to bargain with them? Or how did you go about it?

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