We all listen to music on our phones — whether it’s the iPod App, a music app, or a music streaming app like Deezer or Spotify. What’s awesome about music streaming apps is that you can find all your music in one place using the app’s search bar. They’re also more convenient because you don’t have to search all over the Internet to find your .mp3’s, and can download them to listen offline. All this, however, can consume a lot of data, and Malaysian telco companies are NOT generous with their data quotas.
This is when we look to the DiGi Music Freedom pass for help:
How the Pass Works
The pass works as DiGi has partnered with music streaming/discovery services in order to create a pass that allows customers to stream music using those services without affecting or consuming their data. It’s available for both prepaid and postpaid subscribers — all you need is an existing Internet plan to enjoy this unlimited music streaming service without facing data charges.
The pass is applicable for use on apps such as Spotify, Deezer, Rdio, SoundHound, and KKBox, to name a few — all of which are available on Android and iOS phones. As an added benefit, the app also gives subscribers the opportunity to claim free tickets to concerts, live and pre-recorded DiGi Music events, as well as reminders on upcoming performances by artists.
Cost of Using the Pass
The DiGi Music Freedom pass only covers for zero data charges when you stream your music via the above streaming services. It will also not cover the monthy subscription costs for the music services, unless you’re a DiGi customer under the DG SmartPlan 78 — where Deezer has been made free for your use. That said, it won’t matter if you are using the premium or free version of streaming services (such as Spotify Premium and Spotify Basic) — the pass will work regardless.
This would be an ideal time for you try out a music streaming service (if you haven’t already), as users are entitled to a free 90-day trial subscription, valid till 30 June 2015. After the trial however, the pass will begin to incur charges, though it will cost a very reasonable and affordable RM3 per month. If you do not have a data plan, the free trial is still up for grabs, but the data used will be charged on a pay-as-you-use basis.
For those keen on keeping track of your subscription status, DiGi will send SMS confirmations to keep you informed, alerting you when it has been activated or if it’s expiring. Be careful of your data limits, though: if you’ve reached your quota, the pass will be activated automatically until your data is restored.