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T-Mobile Discounts iPhone 5s and 5c, Adds New Services to Music Freedom Plan

T-Mobile Discounts iPhone 5s and 5c, Adds New Services to Music Freedom Plan

Just ahead of Apple’s expected iPhone 6 announcement, T-Mobile on Wednesday began discounting up to $50 off the price of an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5c. The company also announced the addition of new music services to their Music Freedom program.

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 The discounts apply to iPhones paid for up front or over a 24-month installment plan, which means a 16 GB iPhone 5s will cost you $600 and the 32 GB version will cost $800 no matter how quickly you pay for it. The iPhone 5c price varies from $500 to $600 depending on whether you get the 16 GB or 32 GB version.

Sell-offs like this are fairly common, as resellers begin reducing their inventory of their almost one-year-old iPhone handsets to prepare for the introduction of the next-generation handsets.

T-Mobile also announced it is doubling the services its subscribers can use without hitting their LTE limits by adding AccuRadio, Black Planet, Grooveshark, Radio Paradise, Rdio and Songza to the Music Freedom initiative. The new music services join iHeartRadio, iTunesRadio, Pandora, Rhapsody, Samsung Milk, Slacker and Spotify, which were already covered by the program.

T-Mobile’s customers had voted to add Google Play to the lineup, and the company says it will be adding that streaming service sometime later this year.

The Magenta Network also noted that up to date its customers have streamed nearly 7,000 terabytes of music since the launch and are streaming 5 million more songs per day than before the launch of the Music Freedom plan.

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