When T-Mobile launched its Music Freedom feature two months ago, it made its music-loving subscribers very happy since they could now listen to several music streaming services without it affecting their data quota. Now they’ll be even happier as the uncarrier added six more music streaming services to the package, with one more important one to go and soon to be added due to increasing public demand.
T-Mobile’s Simple Plan subscribers have been enjoying having iHeart Radio, iTunes Radio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker, and Spotify not affect their plan’s data output, since these music services are known to use up heavy data bandwidth. Music Freedom has now added six more to their list with AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio, and Songza.
Notably missing is Google Play Music. When T-Mobile did a survey on which music service they should add next, this topped the survey which was answered by almost 750,000 people. They assured subscribers that they are working on adding the service to the Music Freedom later this year. President and CEO John Legere said that the goal of this program is still to “set all your music free” since being a "music freak” himself, he knows how important removing the burden of data consumption for the streaming services is.
Since they started Music Freedom two months ago, T-Mobile says there have already been 7,000 terabytes of music streamed through their network. As compared to before when these services were still part of the data plan, there are now 5 million more tracks played each day. If you know of any other music streaming provider that should be part of the program, you can submit it through their open submission process.