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Spotify Premium at RM10 per month via Maxis

Maxis has partnered with Spotify(Malaysia) to offer Spotify Premium services to Maxis customers at a special rate of RM10 per month.

Maxis-Spotify-launch[At the Maxis-Spotfy Media Launch yesterday]

Both Maxis prepaid and postpaid customers can now have access to the Spotify Premium service, along with 150MB of Internet data to access Spotify’s massive catalogue of over 20 million tracks – available both online and offline at maximum audio quality, without advertisement.

MalaysianWireless was told that despite the 150MB data limit on Maxis, customers could enjoy unlimited data to access their Spotify Premium account using other Internet Service Providers(ISPs) such as Streamyx and UniFi.

In a packed press conference yesterday, Maxis and Spotify representative did not disclose that a minimum subscription of 3-months is required to use the service. It wasn’t mentioned in the media release as well. Upon checking,  MalaysianWireless discovered that customers will be charged a minimum RM30 upon subscribing to the service and a recurring fee of RM10/month from the 4th months onwards.

Spotify is basically an online music streaming service that works on multiple devices including PCs, Mac and mobile devices including Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The is also the free version of Spotify which is supported by ads and comes with limited features.

As of March 2013, it was reported that Spotify had grown to 6 million paying customers globally and 24 million total active users.

“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.”

“Together with Maxis, we’re delighted to bring Malaysian music fans a fantastic new way to listen to music – one that ensures you’ll always have the right music for every moment.”

For more details on how to subscribe, please visit the Maxis website.

About Kugan

Kugan is the founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy