Deutsche Telekom zero-rates some content in Germany, searches for partners

Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom is offering mobile customers in Germany the chance to listen to music services from Amazon and Apple, as well as watch the likes of Netflix, on an unlimited basis.

The operator’s new StreamOn service, available from 19 April, applies to customers who sign up to its MagentaMobil M, L, L Plus, L Premium and L Plus Premium tariffs.

It features music and video services from a select number of partners.

Apple Music, Amazon’s Music Unlimited and Prime Video, napster, Netflix and Sky Go are just some of the services on offer.

StreamOn customers are also guaranteed to get full “transmission speed”.

Deutsche Telekom said it throttled the speed of the services for customers who use up the data volumes specified in their tariffs.

Niek Jan van Damme, Managing Director of Telekom Deutschland, said: "With StreamOn we are about to revolutionise the German mobile communications market.

“This new offering is another step along the road to giving our mobile customers unrestricted use of audio and video content while on the go via the best mobile network.”

Michael Hagspihl, Head of Consumers at Telekom Deutschland, said the operator was on the look out for new partners to join what he said was a “unique” offering on the German market.

"The StreamOn partnership is open to any interested party," he said.

“There's no restriction: any provider of legal audio and video content can become a partner."

Deutsche Telekom saw revenues in Germany fall 1.7 percent to €22 billion last year.

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