T-Mobile has excluded more music services from customers’ monthly data limits.
This summer, T-Mobile announced that Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes Radio, Samsung Milk, iHeartRadio, and Slacker Radio wouldn’t use up customers’ monthly data. They later added Rdio, AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, and Songza to the list.
Now, T-Mobile has added Google Play, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, and a variety of specialty music services to their “Music Freedom” program.
The full list of services added to the program today: Google Play Music, Xbox Music, SoundCloud, RadioTunes, Digitally Imported, Fit Radio, Fresca Radio, JAZZ RADIO, Live365, Mad Genius Radio, radioPup, radio.com, ROCKRADIO, and Saavn.
This program has raised neutrality questions: Why does T-Mobile give special privileges to some services? T-Mobile says they’re attempting to add all music services to the program. They also say Music Freedom is “completely free for music streaming providers. No backroom deals. No paid prioritization. Just you and your music − unleashed.”
Beats Music is one of the only big-name services missing from the program. Beats is probably going to merge with iTunes Radio in the coming year, and iTunes Radio is already part of the program.
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