T-Mobile announced a new initiative late yesterday that will make music streamers happy. Dubbed Music Freedom, you can now stream music from top internet radio services without it counting against you allotted monthly plans.
Music Freedom supports eight services out of the gate. They include iTunes Radio, iHeartRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Spotify, Slacker, Samsung’s Milk Music and Beatport.
T-Mobile CEO John Legere pointed out the new initiative highlights once again the carrier’s strengths.
“As a committed music freak, I’m personally outraged at the way the other guys are using the music you love to lure you into over-priced plans with sweet ‘promotional offers’ that quickly roll into higher prices or trigger those absurd overage charges,” Legere said in a prepared statement. “Music should be free of all that. Music should have no limits.”
T-Mobile takes any opportunity it can get to slam other networks for their services. Good for them. This could force other carriers into offering similar services.
Music Freedom will have no overage charges or data caps. It’s a music streaming buffet for T-Mobile users.
T-Mobile plans to add more carriers at some point and is running a poll on its website where you can vote on which ones are added next. Beats Music is among those on the poll.
T-Mobile proves disruptive once again across the mobile industry. They may not be top dog, but more times than not, they force other carriers to adopt similar policies. A win for all of us.