In its Un-carrier move, T-Mobile has announced that the company will be adding 14 streaming music apps to its Music Freedom program where users can play unlimited music from these apps which doesn’t count against their data plan. According to T-Mobile, its data-free Music Freedom program is a big hit with its subscribers in the US.
Today, T-Mobile added popular music streaming services like Google Play Music, SoundCloud, Xbox Music along with the diverse range of music streaming services such as Saavn for Bollywood songs, RadioTunes, Fit Radio, Digitally Imported, Fresca Radio, JAZZRADIO, Radio.com, ROCKRADIO, Live365, Mad Genius Radio and radioPup.
T-Mobile has also revealed that the streaming music each day by its subscribers has jumped to almost 300 percent, where the users stream 200TB of data per day, which is around 66 million songs per day.
John Legere, CEO and president of T-Mobile said in a statement:
“Music Freedom is pro-consumer, pro-music and pure Un-carrier. And today we’re taking another huge step toward our ultimate goal of including every streaming music service in the program. Anyone can play. No one pays. And everyone wins.”
T-Mobile has also noted that in a recent survey of wireless consumers held in the US, 25 percent of the subscribers of various carriers revealed that Music Freedom is the reason they switched (or would switch soon) to T-Mobile.
As of yesterday, there were 13 music streaming services in T-Mobiles data-free Music Freedom program that includes Radio Paradise, Rdio, Slacker, Pandora, AccuRadio, Rhapsody, Grooveshark, iHeartRadio, Black Planet, iTunes Radio, Samsung Milk Music, Spotify and Songza.
T-Mobile has said that the key streaming apps like Google Play Music, Xbox Music and SoundCloud was added to the service after choosing them through an online poll, where more than a million people voted for these three services. The remaining 11 services said to be added after T-Mobile’s open invitation to get added to the program.