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MetroPCS getting its own version of Music Freedom, to stream unlimited Apple Music on $40+/mo plans


T-Mobile is extending its popular Music Freedom service, which allows unlimited use of Apple Music and other streaming music services without eating into your data allowance, to MetroPCS prepaid customers – albeit under a slightly different name. T-Mobile said that its Music Unlimited service would be available on a range of plans, starting from just $40/month.

Music Unlimited includes more than 30 music streaming services, including Apple Music, Pandora, Spotify, Slacker, iHeart Radio, and Google Play Music. Music Unlimited is available to new and existing MetroPCS customers on Metro’s new $40, $50, and $60 unlimited plans.

The company is also offering a Binge On equivalent, known as Data Maximizer. This compresses streaming video streams down to DVD quality to allow customers to stream three times as much video content for the same data usage … 

All MetroPCS plans get Data Maximizer, while Music Unlimited is offered on single line plans from $40 and family plans from $35/line. You can find details of the qualifying plans here, and the full list of 33 supported streaming music services here.

Back in the summer, T-Mobile said that its customers were streaming up to 131M songs a day. The revised MetroPCS plans come into effect on Thursday 19th November.

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  1. iSRS - 7 years ago

    Interesting. Reading the fine print, unlimited is really 23 GB of high speed data. Which should be more than enough. But:

    **MetroPCS customers’ data is prioritized below data of T-Mobile-branded customers at times and locations where competing network demands occur, resulting in relatively slower speeds. See for details.
    Customers who use more than 23 GB of data in a payment cycle will have their data usage will have their data usage de-prioritized compared to other customers for that payment cycle at locations and times when competing network demands occur, resulting in relatively slower speeds. See for details.

    • Ben Lovejoy - 7 years ago

      Yeah, there’s always small-print for these things, but nothing up more than 23GB would take some doing, I think. :-)

      • iSRS - 7 years ago

        On a cell phone? I should hope 23 GB is enough. My home internet I regularly hit 700 GB, however… :D

  2. cerberusthewise - 7 years ago

    This is great news for me and my family. All on Metro and Apple Music.


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