T-Mobile doubles the number of streaming music sites that don't count against your data cap

T-Mobile doubles the number of streaming music sites that don't count against your data cap
According to earlier forecasts by T-Mobile CEO John Legere, the nation's fourth largest carrier should be thisclose to leapfrogging over Sprint to become the nation's third largest carrier. Legere had earlier said that the shift would take place before the end of the year. The latest data indicates that this is a possibility. And it doesn't hurt that today, the upstart mobile carrier has doubled the number of streaming music sites that subscribers can listen to for free.

Back in June, T-Mobile unveiled its Music Freedom plan. This allowed subscribers to stream music from certain sites without having it count against their data cap. Since the plan was introduced, the number of T-Mobile customers that stream music daily has tripled. 200TB of data are consumed without a charge each day, and 66 million songs are streamed for free daily. More importantly for T-Mobile, one out of every four of its customers said that Music Freedom was the reason they switched carriers. With that type of response to the promotion, it could be the music fans that put T-Mobile into third place and ahead of Sprint among the four major U.S. carriers.

At the time, the sites included in the plan were some of the top names in the industry including Pandora, iHeartRadio, iTunes Radio, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, and Milk Music. The 14 new streaming sites added to the program include Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, RadioTunes, Live365, Mad Genius Radio, radioPup, radio.com, Fit Radio , Fresca Radio,  JAZZRADIO, ROCKRADIO, and Saavn.

Some of these are niche stations. Fit Radio is streaming music for those working out at the gym. Fresca Radio plays Latin, Hispanic and Caribbean music and Saavn plays Indian music including Bollywood tunes. Just keep in mind that the streaming music is not free when you are roaming, tethered, or connected to a mobile hotspot.

source: TechCrunch

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15 Comments

1. tlsmithsr

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 28, 2010

Finally... Google Play Music

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

PA Typo "should be "the nations 4th largest carrier...", you said 3rd both times. :)

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Alan F comes from the future! http://www.phonearena.com/news/T-Mobile-will-soon-pass-Sprint-to-become-the-number-three-carrier-in-the-states_id62568 Between their lack of subsidies, excellent phone selection, and now this, I am mighty tempted to ditch Verizon.

14. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Tempted? If your in a metro area or suburb, you need to switch. I get 65mps+ internet speeds, cheap plans, and unlimited music streaming. You get.... what?

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Why did Alan's comment get moderated...?

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

I'm excited as all hell. I stream my songs off GM like a mofo. Huge portion of my data. Then again, now that im on the Note, eventually ill have it all on the device as it streams and i wont need data anyways. But this is hella awesome.

4. wolverinexmen9

Posts: 112; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

Hell ya! Been waiting for Google Play Music FOREVER!!! (Fine, 6 months)

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Wow sounds cloud and Google music win win for me

11. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

I'm in your situation as well. I use GPM and Soundcloud heavily. They are my 2 go-to services for music streaming. Glad they are going to be on T-Mo, especially since I use the $30/month T-Mo Prepaid plan.

12. wilsong17 unregistered

So you are telling me I can go to the 35 dollar plan and stream unlimited music oh boy here I come

8. JayFiveAlive

Posts: 67; Member since: May 30, 2014

YES! Google Music.. Finally... time to change normal quality to High quality :)

10. wilsong17 unregistered

Lol I see what you did there

13. ojdidit84

Posts: 462; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Finally Play Music and SoundCloud... Happy camper here!

15. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

No TuneIn Radio nor Stitcher yet..

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