T-Mobile has been on a roll lately with its brazen approach, and despite how some may balk over what seemingly violates the spirit of net neutrality, the overall consensus from the public seems to be positive.
Last month, T-Mobile announced its Binge On program, which allows users to stream pre-approved video services without it counting against their data. The Binge On program is essentially the evolution of its Music Freedom program, which T-Mobile started last year.
Music Freedom, like Binge On, will allow T-Mobile’s Simple Choice customers to stream pre-approved music services without it counting against data. Many of the big players, such as Apple Music and Spotify, are already there, but T-Mobile isn’t resting on its laurels.
Today, it announced that it’s adding 11 additional music streaming services to Music Freedom, and many of them aren’t widely known.
Here is a list of the 11 new music services that you’ll be able to stream for “free” if you’re signed up to one of T-Mobile Simple Choice plans:
- Aud.io High-fidelity internet radio
- Dash Radio DJ-driven radio, zero commercials, 24/7
- DatPiff Mixtapes, hip hop music, videos and underground
- Jango Internet radio that plays music you’ll love
- KCRW Music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs
- Noon Pacific A weekly mixtape of the best songs hand-picked from the best music blogs
- Radio Danz The world’s pure dance channel
- SomaFM Ambient, downtempo and chill beats from well-known and unknown artists
- Spinrilla Hip-hop mixtape downloads and streams with no downloading limits
- StreamOn Streaming music services powered by StreamOn. Next-level streaming products for the next era of radio
- TuneIn Premium Access to every NFL, MLB, and Barclays Premier League game, over 600 commercial-free music stations, 40,000 audiobooks, and 16 language learning programs.
With the addition of these 11 new services, the total amount of free streaming services has ballooned to 44, which is 37 more services than when T-Mobile first began the initiative last year.
T-Mobile says that its Music Freedom promotion is one of the big draws to its network. It claims that 1 in 4 say that it’s the reason why they have switched, or would consider switching, to T-Mobile from a competing network.
As an unlimited customer, I don’t often think about this advantage, but it’s not surprising that it’s a big draw. What do you think about T-Mobile’s continued moves to shake up the industry? Do you agree with its practices?