T-Mobile didn’t just announce UnCarrier 5.0 on Wednesday evening, which lets you test drive an iPhone 5s for 7 days, but T-Mobile CEO John Legere also revealed UnCarrier 6.0 “Music Freedom,” which let’s you stream Pandora, Spotify, iHeart Radio, iTunes Radio and more all you like. All carriers allow this, but T-Mobile is doing something different.
Instead of music going toward the data buckets that you have each month, if you don’t have an unlimited data plan, T-Mobile will let you stream an unlimited about of music. “Every single note, will come free, not against your bucket,” Legere said. “Even when you exhaust your data bucket you will still stream music at a high speed.”
That applies to Pandora, Rhapsody, iHeart Radio, Milk Music from Samsung, Beartport, iTunes Radio, Slacker and Spotify – the top music services that represent 85 percent of the data streaming music services on T-Mobile’s network. It doesn’t include Rdio or Google Play All Access Music, however, but you can go online and vote to T-Mobile to have your service added.
So what about people with unlimited data already? T-Mobile is announcing a brand new service of its own called Rhapsody unRadio available in “all app stores” soon. It’s $5 a month for everyone but unlimited customers get it for free. All other T-Mobile customers get it for $4 per month.