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Verizon to offer Google Play Music as a free promo?

0. phoneArena posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:19

According to a published report in Billboard, a magazine that we don't often cite as a source, Google and Verizon are in discussions to allow the nation's largest carrier to bundle a Google Play Music All-Access subscription with the monthly service it offers to its 100 million customers; for Google, it is a way to expand the distribution of its streaming music service...

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posted on 05 Aug 2013, 20:23 1

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

Why can't T-Mobile offer GPM for free? :(

Verizon doesn't want to pay for it but would benefit them and Google in the long run. More people signing up for unlimited music + more data being used. Win win situation.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 21:00 1

2. Zero0 (Posts: 592; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

Because T-Mobile is hopefully stripping its pricing to basics. You pay for a network and get nothing more. Want streaming? Get it separately, because you have money to spare now.

Verizon and AT&T charge way more so that they pack in all kinds of extras (subsidies, bloatware). If you don't use those extras, you're getting ripped off. Not that T-Mobile doesn't have any of these things (MLB At Bat was free for a bit), but I think they're cutting down.

posted on 05 Aug 2013, 21:50 7

3. dsDoan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

If you jump on a carrier for 30 free days of music streaming, you should be letting someone else handle your finances.

posted on 06 Aug 2013, 14:16 1

4. rallyguy (Posts: 620; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)

Google offered a free 30 day trial to everyone a few months ago. Why is it such a big deal to do it again to a few million? Chances are not too many will sign up though.

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