Spotify doesn’t need an introduction. Almost everyone knows about it, since it has already turned into one of the main music streaming services not only in the UK, but also around the globe. It basically allows you play it either through your computer or your mobile phone. Many companies have already partnered with them, making them a greater music service. One of the companies who partnered with them includes Vodafone.
Spotify comes in two different tastes, the free version, and the Premium version. The free version, gives you access to everything, but you’ll have to be connected to a strong and continuous internet connection. It also has constant advertisements in the middle of the music playlists and shuffle play that doesn’t allow you to choose your own music in a certain playlist.
On the other hand, the premium version gives you an online access and a way to download all your music, with no advertisements or shuffle play. It also features better sound quality. It generally costs £9.99 a month.
Last 2014, Vodafone has announced its partnership with the Swedish music service known as Spotify by providing premium subscriptions for their Red plans subscribers. Details about the brand partnership was limited, but they telecommunication company promised their costumers of access to millions of music tracks through Spotify. But one thing is clear, this in an attempt by the company to encourage customers to subscribe to their services.
During the day of its announcement, they said new subscribers to any of their postpaid 12 or 24-month Vodafone Red plans will get a totally free Spotify premium access, a service that originally charge their users with £ 8 per month.
“Spotify partnering with companies like Vodafone increases revenue streams to the music industry, and so provides benefits for fans and artists alike,” said Michael Abbattista, the Global Head of Telcom/ISP Partnerships at Spotify.
The duration of the subscription will depend on the plan you are going to choose. For Australian users, the $70 Red plan will give you a Spotify Premium access equivalent to 6 months. For the $80 Red plan, you will enjoy 12 months of free premium subscription to Spotify. Last but not the least, the $100 Red plan will guarantee you 24 months of Spotify subscription. If you want to know more about Spotify prices, contact Vodafone customer service directly.
When you use Spotify, your usage will not be metered. Therefore, using the music service will still be charged to your monthly data limit. However, Vodafone also gives their customers unlimited data for the 1st two months of the 12 and 24-month plan subscriptions. As a guide, Vodafone says that streaming an hour of music a day at normal to high quality (96kbps-160kbps) would see you go through 1.5 to 2GB of data per month.
This subscription offer is still available to new customers from today, and to “existing customers who upgrade or rate plan change to a Vodafone Red plan over 12 or 24 months, excluding any month to month SIM only plan”.
To activate access to Spotify, they’ll be giving you a link to activate it through a text message or through their website: http://www.vodafone.co.uk/.