Virgin Mobile Offering Free Streaming Music That Won’t Count Against Customers’ Data Plans

virginmusicVirgin Mobile USA is taking a page out of T-Mobile’s book, and handing out free, unlimited streaming music from various partner services — that won’t count against customers’ monthly data allotments.

The Sprint-owned company will support free streaming from partners including iHeartRadio, Pandora and Slacker Radio starting Oct. 9. It’ll be available to any Virgin Mobile customers on rate plans that include cellular data access, which start at $35 per month.

Customers will have to be connected to the Sprint-provided 3G or LTE network to access the streaming music service, Virgin notes, and you should be ready to listen to commercials, as the service doesn’t include premium subscriptions to the streaming content providers.

Last year, T-Mobile launched Music Freedom, which includes 33 different music services and also lets customers stream music for free without having it deplete their data buckets.

(via CNET)

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