While it's pretty hard to get a leg-up in a music industry that's already saturated by mega-corporations, Rhapsody
has done a fine job of keeping up. And now, there's a deal out there that'll surely have MetroPCS fans thinking twice before spending another dollar on iTunes
or Spotify. The two have partnered to introduce a new mobile music offer: a $5 unlimited on-demand plan for monthly subscribers. Available now, MetroPCS customers can add Rhapsody for $5 to its newly simplified $40, $50 and $60 monthly smartphone plans.
"We are thrilled to work with MetroPCS to bring on-demand music to the consumer with these amazing plans," said Jon Irwin, president, Rhapsody. "The future of digital music is the mobile phone, whether it's in your pocket, in your car or connected to an in-home audio system, and our future will be built on partnerships with service providers like MetroPCS, who can bring Rhapsody to a broader audience through compelling offers like this one."
Of course, music + carrier partnerships aren't entirely new, but having access to such a vast library for just $5 a month is pretty great. That's around 50% off of what you'd normally pay for a monthly subscription to a music streaming site. Chances that Rhapsody is pushing to get this deal into even more carriers? Pretty substantial, we'd say.