Music lovers and Spotify fans should love this news bite. Maxis and leading music streaming service Spotify have announced an exclusive partnership. The two leaders in their domains have joined hands to bring the Spotify experience to all Maxis customers at an unbeatable price. Maxis is the first telco in the country to tie up with Spotify.
In the unprecedented move, Maxis prepaid and postpaid customers can now enjoy Spotify Premium service for only RM10 per month. Outside of this exclusive deal, Spotify Premium directly from Spotify costs RM14.90 (as opposed to US$9.99 outside of Malaysia).
Spotify Premium gives subscribers access to over 20 million tracks – available both online and offline. To complement the massive catalogue, Maxis is bundling 150MB of internet data together with the service. This data quota is separate from subscribers’ mobile data.
“Our partnership with Spotify is a perfect fit as it will set the bar for a new era of music in Malaysia. With smartphone penetration continuing to expand in the country, we are also seeing a surge in demand for music access on mobile devices. What’s bringing this partnership together is the fact that our customers can take full advantage of our fastest and widest network in the country. Our LTE customers, in particular, enjoy a greater Spotify experience, as they get to ride on speeds that are generally five to 10 times faster than 3G, which means an even more seamless Internet experience with greater download speeds. This adds a whole new dimension to their lifestyles, enhancing their overall experience in consuming music digitally,” said T Kugan, Head of Digital Services of Maxis.
“Spotify offers you the ultimate music experience on your mobile,” says Sunita Kaur, Director for Asia at Spotify. “Choose from millions of songs, from the very latest hits to the classics, all available in fantastic sound quality, instantly. What’s more, you can download your music and listen to it offline so you’re never without your favourite tunes.”
To register for Spotify Premium on Maxis, visit m.maxis.com.my/spotify from your smartphone or tablet. Remember to turn off your WiFi connection before registration. You may also dial *200# on your mobile to sign up.
If you’ve already got a Spotify Premium subscription outside of the Maxis-Spotify offer, you will need to cancel your existing subscription first.
You will be billed RM30 for the first 3 months upfront and RM10/month for subsequent months.
The 150MB data bundle doesn’t seem a lot. After you’ve exhausted your quota, speeds will be throttled to 32Kbps until the next renewal cycle. You are however free to use the Spotify service over a Wi-Fi connection.
This is a fantastic move by Maxis and will definitely appeal to Spotify fans and music lovers out there. I will personally subscribe to this looking at the affordable price point. In fact, I believe this is one of the lowest Spotify Premium subscription rates in the world.
The Spotify Premium promotion lasts until 28 February 2014. Subscribe here – m.maxis.com.my/spotify
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