In great news for music lovers, T-Mobile is adding Apple Music to its “Music Freedom” program, meaning customers can now listen to Apple’s streaming music service without using up their monthly data allowance.
T-Mobile already offers Spotify, Pandora, Google Music and more than two dozen other streaming services on Music Freedom, and users were apparently clamoring for Apple Music to be added to the list.
“Apple Music has become the single most requested new addition to Music Freedom,” wrote T-Mobile CEO John Legere in a blog post. “Apple Music counts for a full 80% of the requests coming in via Twitter. I heard every one of them, so it’s happening right now!”
T-Mobile is also giving customers participating in its frequent phone upgrade plan, Jump, the ability to get their hands on the new iPhone 6s later this year without increasing their monthly payment.
As the Uncarrier explains:
“Now, anyone who gets an iPhone at the industry’s lowest monthly cost of just $15/month before Labor Day can LOCK IN that price for their next iPhone upgrade, when they upgrade before end of the year. That’s right. And, it applies automatically to everyone who already got an iPhone for $15/month. When customers are ready to upgrade, they walk into a store, hand over their existing iPhone 6 or 6 Plus and walk out with an upgraded iPhone – nothing out of pocket and no increase in monthly cost.”
In addition, T-Mobile is offering its Jump customers first dibs on the iPhone 6s. Provided that you order your upgrade within the first 48 hours the phone’s available, T-Mobile will give your order priority in terms of shipping.
Since catering to Apple fans has been a huge part of Legere’s success as T-Mobile CEO, it’s no surprise to see a new Apple-centric offer — although that doesn’t make it any less welcome.
Seeing as how one of Legere’s first jobs as CEO was to grovel to get the iPhone on his network, it certainly makes sense that he would want to play the Apple card for all it’s worth!