As we all know by this point, T-Mobile is constantly working hard to brand themselves as the “Un-Carrier” and behave opposite to how the traditional carriers have always acted. Last month T-Mobile announced their latest Un-Carrier called Binge On that allows customers to watch all of the 480p video their heart desires without it counting towards their data limit. My personal favorite is Music Freedom, which is essentially the same thing but for music streaming services. Partner services get their data zero-rated on T-Mobile, so users can listen to their music all day without it counting toward their precious data allotment.
Today T-Mobile added 11 new services to that list, one of them being TuneIn Premium. TuneIn is a very popular online radio and podcast streaming service (One that I use, myself) and we think that a lot of people will be very pleased to see this service added to the list. Here is the full list of audio services that were added today:
- Aud.io High-fidelity internet radio
- Dash Radio DJ-driven radio, zero commercials, 24/7
- DatPiff Mixtapes, hip hop music, videos and underground
- Jango Internet radio that plays music you’ll love
- KCRW Music discovery, NPR news, cultural exploration and informed public affairs
- Noon Pacific A weekly mixtape of the best songs hand-picked from the best music blogs
- Radio Danz The world’s pure dance channel
- SomaFM Ambient, downtempo and chill beats from well-known and unknown artists
- Spinrilla Hip-hop mixtape downloads and streams with no downloading limits
- StreamOn Streaming music services powered by StreamOn. Next-level streaming products for the next era of radio
- TuneIn Premium Access to every NFL, MLB, and Barclays Premier League game, over 600 commercial-free music stations, 40,000 audiobooks, and 16 language learning programs.
It didn’t take long for most users (myself included) to notice the specific wording in this list, however, that denotes TuneIn Premium rather than TuneIn Pro, which is the free version of the service. T-Mobile has confirmed on Twitter that the free version of the service is not included in this addition, which is rather disheartening (and somewhat Net Neutrality questionable).
Folks that are a fan of hip-hop mixtapes will surely be happy to see DatPiff added to the list as well. Most of the rest are unfamiliar to me, but they surely have their users and more options are never a problem.