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Music streaming on Boost not free?

Music streaming on Boost not free?

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Rookie (LVL:3)

Music streaming on Boost not free?

Hello, this is my first time with boost.
Their website advertises "unlimited music streaming that doesnt use your plan data, as long as its one of these music apps." (i chose pandora)
Well i had settings>mobile data open in one tab.
(Looking at total data used and how much pandora uses)
I also had pandora open listening to a 7min track.
After it was over i looked at my data used and pandora was at 7.76 mb.
My total data used went up as well.
I listened to another song and again, its using my data.
Pandora went up to 14 and my total data went up as well.
Sooo, i ask how is this free music streaming that doesnt use my data when in fact it does?
(i have the 35$ 2gb plan, it says its included with all monthly plans.)
Am i missing something?
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Champion (LVL:1)

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

Firstly you have come to Boost Australia's community forum whereas it sounds like you actually want Boost USA. So firstly you may want to note http://community.boostmobile.com/ for your future reference.

Secondly, your device will record all mobile data that goes through your phone, that will include data that is both metered (counting against your allowance) and unmetered (not counted) as the metering/data counting against your allowance happens at the carriers server not at your device.

Essentially, say you use 4GB of uncounted music data, and 1GB of counted data your phone will say 5GB but your actual account should only reflect 1GB as Boost's system will split the data into uncounted at their server.

That being said, jump over to their forums or support team if it still doesn't make sense or doesn't look right and they will be able to help you out further.
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Champion (LVL:1)

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

Firstly you have come to Boost Australia's community forum whereas it sounds like you actually want Boost USA. So firstly you may want to note http://community.boostmobile.com/ for your future reference.

Secondly, your device will record all mobile data that goes through your phone, that will include data that is both metered (counting against your allowance) and unmetered (not counted) as the metering/data counting against your allowance happens at the carriers server not at your device.

Essentially, say you use 4GB of uncounted music data, and 1GB of counted data your phone will say 5GB but your actual account should only reflect 1GB as Boost's system will split the data into uncounted at their server.

That being said, jump over to their forums or support team if it still doesn't make sense or doesn't look right and they will be able to help you out further.
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Rookie (LVL:3)

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

Ahh. I didnt notice the au at the end of the url.
What you said makes sense
Thank you.
Champion (LVL:1)

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

It is all good, it is easy to miss - especially with the logo and everything being the same.

Glad to be able to make sense Smiley Happy 

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Spectator

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

Here I want to share my way to streaming Spotify on boost for free, I just download Spotify Music on my PC and use the TuneFab Spotify Music Converter to convert all the downloaded music to MP3 and then I can stream Spotify Music on Boost which is free! 

Amateur (LVL:1)

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

I would like to make suggestion if you wish music streaming free on your device, SPOTIFY MUSIC CONVERTER could be a good helper. It supports both win and mac system, and could download and turn music streaming online into MP3, AAC, WAV or FLAC which could be played in any offline device with original quality, and taking a trial of this software is totally free. I have tried it and used it until now.Hope my words help. 

Amateur (LVL:1)

Re: Music streaming on Boost not free?

Hello, if you would like to download music streams for free but no matter where from, I can share the useful way for you, which is to download music from Spotify music  streaming service. 

Spotify offers the free account to listne to music files online, so you can use Spotify Playlist Downloader for Mac to download music or playlists from Spotify for offline with a free account. 

I'm using this way. Hope it's also helpful for you.