Mobile News Report shows that carriers offering data-free content raise prices the next year


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For those of you who don't remember, zero-rated programs allow a consumer to use certain services and apps without their use counting against the subscriber's data cap. For example, T-Mobile's Music Freedom program, which launched in 2014, allows subscribers to stream music from content providers like Pandora, iHeartRadio, and SpotifyMusic on an unlimited basis. In other words, no matter how long a subscriber listens to one of the included streaming music services, not one 1KB of data is counted against the subscriber's monthly data cap.

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