Recently T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced a free streaming music from several different streaming radio apps that would not count against a T-Mobile customers data plan. This exclusive was said to be free to ALL customers with an unlimited data plan and cost $4 a month for those with a tiered plan.
Except, now we are seeing that this may not be the case. According to TechnoBuffalo, the exclusive is not available to ALL unlimited data customers only available to those on newer unlimited data plans.
Our editor-in-chief Sean Aune, a relatively new T-Mobile customer, tried to give unRadio a whirl recently, but found that even though he’s on an Unlimited 4G plan. His plan, an older Simple Choice plan that allowed you to add Unlimited Nationwide 4G for $20, doesn’t actually qualify for unRadio. Instead, you need the most recent Unlimited 4G LTE option, which costs $80 per month. In other words, not all unlimited plans are treated equally, and you’ll need to cough up an additional $10 per month for a newer unlimited plan for free unRadio. - Todd Haselton, TechnoBuffalo.
T-Mobile responded to TechnoBuffalo by pointing to their press release for unRadio which states that unRadio is available to customers on “its newest unlimited 4G LTE data service.”
So, what makes an unlimited data plan new enough for T-Mobile? We are not sure but TechnoBuffalo’s editor-in-chief signed up after unCarrier 3.0 which was LESS THAN A YEAR AGO.