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Exclusive: Virgin Media To Offer Free Spotify Access Over 3G

Rob Kerr from One Mobile Ring (opens in new tab) has exclusively learnt that Virgin Media will soon be announcing that popular music streaming service Spotify will be accessible on Virgin Mobile phones without incurring any data charges, or affecting the accompanying phone’s data allowance.

Virgin Media unveiled an exclusive agreement with the digital music service Spotify in July this year, which will make Virgin Media the only digital entertainment provider in the UK to offer the music platform across multiple devices, with this upcoming news being the first step in this process.

Virgin will be offering Spotify packages for their customers that will see the mobile broadband allowance on the phone not affected in anyway, when purchased through Virgin.

This will make listening to and finding new music worry-free and more affordable, from Spotify’s massive catalogue of over 13 million tracks available to customers however they choose.

Virgin Media will also be integrating Spotify into its TV offering, through its TV service powered by TiVo, as well as being able to provide a bundled solution for customers with Virgin Mobile handsets.

No prices have been mentioned to One Mobile Ring about the Spotify offering, only that it will be made available soon.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.