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T-Mobile Excludes Pandora, Spotify, iTunes Radio, and More from Monthly Data Limits…

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Should music streaming services be exempt from data caps?

T-Mobile has announced that streaming services will no longer count against customer’s monthly data limits. To start with, the following services are included: Pandora, Spotify, Rhapsody, iTunes Radio, iHeartRadio, Slacker Radio, and  Samsung Milk.

Many are upset that T-Mobile isn’t including all services, but these are just the ones T-Mobile is starting with. They plan on adding more over time, and users can let T-Mobile know which service they would like to see. Eventually, T-Mobile wants to include all streaming services.

As far as net neutrality, this announcement could be bad news. T-Mobile is giving a select number of businesses a free pass, giving them an advantage over other services, apps, and companies. This will set a precedent in the industry. If it works out for T-Mobile then other services might adopt similar practices.

However, as a T-Mobile customer I couldn’t be happier. Most of my data goes to streaming music. If I’m happy about this, other -Mobile customers that don’t care about net neutrality must be ecstatic.

Nevertheless, deals like this need to be addressed by the FCC.

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Comments (3)
  1. Anonymous

    Novel idea. Youtubers will be jealous.


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  2. vistor

    so AT&T will allow unlimited streaming of BEATS on IPHONES but not SPOTIFY on ANDROID…


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  3. Casey

    It really doesn’t impact net neutrality, as net neutrality never existed on mobile networks in the first place outside of some spectrum restrictions which are still in place.


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