June 19, 2014
At its "Uncarrier 5.0" event in Seattle, T-Mobile has announced a couple of interesting offers concerning music streaming services. First off, as noted by Re/code, the fourth largest mobile carrier in the U.S. will offer subscribers the "freedom" of unlimited access to top music streaming services, including Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iHeartRadio, Slacker, and even Apple's iTunes Radio. All this without counting against their high-speed data caps. “Freedom means that every single note from right now will come free and not against your bucket,” T-Mobile CEO John Legere said. “Even when you exhaust your high speed data bucket, you will still stream music free at a high speed.” If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. The so-called "Uncarrier" has also announced a new service called "UnRadio" in partnership with Rhapsody. As noted by The Verge, the service offers free and discounted Internet radio with unlimited skips, offline listening options, and no ads. UnRadio will be available for free to subscribers of T-Mobile's $80-per-month Simple Choice Unlimited plan. Other T-Mobile subscribers can get it for $4 per month, while non-T-Mobile customers can access it for $5 per month. T-Mobile's twofold announcement of its music streaming offers comes hot on the heels of an earlier announcement for the T-Mobile Test Drive, which offers customers the chance to trial its network for a week using Apple's iPhone 5s.