Virgin Mobile just updated their data plans to have higher allotments and now they’re set to introduce another change. Starting this Friday, October 9th, certain music streaming services will not count against your data.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because T-Mobile has been doing this since mid-2014 with their “#MusicFreedom” feature. The one difference here is that, for now, the only services on Virgin Mobile that don’t count against data usage are Pandora, Slacker, and iHeartRadio.
Virgin Mobile does say however that they will continue to add more streaming services to their #DataFreeMusic offering. So if your favorite service isn’t covered yet, such as Spotify, Google Play Music, or others, they could add it soon.
Since Virgin Mobile is a Sprint MVNO, it’s also possible that they might be testing the waters on a lower scale to see if people like the offering. That’s purely personal speculation, but it would be a good move for Sprint to make against T-Mobile.
But if you listen to one of the three services that are currently supported, it won’t count against your data usage starting Friday. If you’re a Virgin Mobile customer or looking to switch and you use these services, go ahead and check this out.