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MetroPCS and Rhapsody Partner to Deliver "Music for All"
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
MetroPCS and Rhapsody Partner to Deliver "Music for All"07:00 EDT Wednesday, August 17, 2011The no-annual-contract wireless carrier and on-demand music provider bring unlimited music to MetroPCS customersDALLAS, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) and Rhapsody®, the leading on-demand music service, today announced the availability of an unlimited mobile music experience for MetroPCS customers. Starting today, MetroPCS Android customers can plug into unlimited music with MetroPCS' new Rhapsody Unlimited Music service with access to more than 12 million songs in Rhapsody's vast music catalog. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100714/DA34639LOGO-b)Rhapsody Unlimited Music is available on MetroPCS Android handsets with the $60 monthly rate plan from MetroPCS, which in addition to Rhapsody Unlimited Music, offers unlimited talk, text, and Web access and other unique features like MetroNavigator, Pocket Express and Visual Voice Mail Plus ? all taxes and fees included, and all without a long-term contract. Music lovers can now play, download and stream as many songs as they want, free from the per-track charges that come with most other music download services. "Our customers want a rich entertainment experience, and music tops their charts. With the addition of the Rhapsody service, MetroPCS takes yet another step to deliver premium service at an unmatched value," said Tom Keys, president and COO of MetroPCS. "Rhapsody Unlimited Music service not only delivers 'music for all' but also gives consumers convenient access to their music collections on our expanding portfolio of Android devices."With Rhapsody, MetroPCS customers can easily manage their music, allowing them to create and sync playlists on their smartphones and personal computers, share them with friends via Facebook and Twitter, as well as get individual songs or entire albums. No matter if they are a fan of hip hop and R&B, country or jazz, customers can use Rhapsody and its original editorial content to keep up with their favorite artists, discover new ones and share and enjoy music with friends and other users. "We are excited about offering MetroPCS customers the opportunity to enjoy a dynamic digital music experience at such an incredible value," said Jon Irwin, president of Rhapsody. "Rhapsody Unlimited Music is an affordable and personalized service that aligns with MetroPCS' proposition of delivering the freedom, flexibility and overall value that people demand." For customers interested in learning more about MetroPCS' Rhapsody Unlimited Music service visit www.MetroPCS.com/Rhapsody-Unlimited-Music. Signing up online is easy ? first choose the $60 MetroPCS rate plan with Rhapsody Unlimited Music service and then download the Rhapsody app from the @metro App store or the Android Market. Open the app to enter an email address and password to begin listening. Customers can also sign up in store or by calling 1-888-8metro8.For more information, please visit:Details on rate plans and service features: www.metropcs.com/plans MetroPCS Terms and Conditions of Service: www.metropcs.com/privacy/terms.aspx Press resources: www.metropcs.com/presscenter Follow MetroPCS on Twitter: www.twitter.com/metropcs Become a fan of MetroPCS on Facebook: www.facebook.com/metropcs View MetroPCS' latest videos: www.YouTube.com/metropcsFollow Rhapsody on Twitter: www.twitter.com/rhapsodyBecome a fan of Rhapsody on Facebook: www.facebook.com/rhapsody About MetroPCS Communications, Inc. Dallas-based MetroPCS Communications, Inc. (NYSE: PCS) is a provider of no annual contract, unlimited wireless communications service for a flat-rate. MetroPCS is the fifth largest facilities-based wireless carrier in the United States based on number of subscribers served. With Metro USA(SM), MetroPCS customers can use their service in areas throughout the United States covering a population of over 280 million people. As of June 30, 2011, MetroPCS had approximately 9.1 million subscribers. For more information please visit www.metropcs.com. About Rhapsody The Rhapsody® digital music service (www.rhapsody.com) gives subscribers unlimited on-demand access to more than 12 million songs, whether they're listening on a PC, laptop, Internet connected home stereo or TV, MP3 player or mobile phone. Rhapsody allows subscribers to access their music through more touch-points than any other digital music service, including mobile phones, through Rhapsody applications on the Apple iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, RIM BlackBerry and Android mobile platforms as well as through devices from Vizio, SanDisk, HP, Sonos and Philips. Rhapsody, and the Rhapsody logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rhapsody International Inc. For more information about the Rhapsody Unlimited offer, please visit www.rhapsody.com/metropcs.SOURCE MetroPCS Communications, Inc.For further information: Media, Anuradha Koli of GolinHarris, +1-972-341-2578, email@example.com, for MetroPCS; or Jaimee Steele of Rhapsody International, Inc., +1-206-707-8175, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Investor Relations, Jim Mathias, Director Investor Relations of MetroPCS Communications, Inc., +1-214-570-4641, email@example.com