Boost Mobile, will be getting the same music streaming program. Previously, Sprint only offered the data-free unlimited service on Virgin Mobile. But considering this program has become a big hit among users, the carrier has decided to expand the program and offer it to users under the Boost Mobile brand.
Back when Sprint launched the service to Virgin Mobile users in October, it only offered music streaming from stations such as iHeartRadio, Pandora, and Slacker Radio. In addition to making these stations available on every Boost Mobile plan, Sprint has announced that they will including a couple new stations to their lineup-- 8tracks and Samsung Milk Music.
T-Mobile was among the first (if not the first) to offer data-free unlimited music streaming with its Music Freedom program. Launched in June of last year, it continues to be the subject of concern among critics who argue that the program is in conflict with the principles of FCC's net neutrality. Since these guidelines are targeted to prevent wireless carriers and ISPs from unfairly transmitting their Internet traffic over those offered by other providers, it does raise a valid point.
It is important to note, however, that the push for net neutrality is currently facing challenges as the courts are trying to determine whether or not the FCC overstepped its boundaries when it placed wireless carriers and other broadband providers under the classification of a "common carrier" service provider. With this, such companies have become the topic of net neutrality laws.While most enjoy being able to stream music without worrying about going over their data cap, there still is a concern that needs to be addressed.
Unfortunately, Sprint has not disclosed information on whether or not data-free music streaming will be made available to their own users. Despite this, the carrier has introduced a reward program for Boost Mobile subscribers. For those who pay their bills on time, additional high-speed data will be given as a reward. There is an extra 500MB high-speed data for those who pay on time for 3 consecutive months, while an extra 3GB high-speed data awaits those who pay on time for 18 consecutive months.