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Spotify launches unlimited music streaming with Deutsche Telekom

Online music provider Spotify (opens in new tab) has signed an agreement with telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom to provide unlimited music streaming to its mobile phone users in Germany, via its Spotify premium package and on selected tariffs.

DT’s customers will have access to more than 18 million tracks and Spotify usage will not count towards the user’s data allowance. The Special Complete Mobile Music Tariff will cost €29.95 (£23.95) per month (and a tenner extra with a new Smartphone) with unlimited everything. Interestingly users will be able to add Spotify Premium for €9.95 (£7.95) per month to their existing packages.

(opens in new tab)It will be interesting to see whether Spotify will see it fit to bring that service to the UK via T-Mobile and Everything Everywhere. It’s worth noting that both Virgin Media and Three, two of the smaller mobile phone operators in the UK offer Spotify Premium to their users for a fee (and in some cases, as a free trial service).

Spotify (opens in new tab), which is widely credited to be the start-up that made legal music streaming services mainstream, costs £9.99 per month in the UK.

But you can get a cut down version of the service for as little as £4.99 per month.

Désiré Athow

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 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.