Streaming music from 'the cloud' with mobiles...hmm good idea but crippled for me.
Well I *was* using Spotify on my iPhone to listen to music as I walked to and from work (hour a day), but after little more than two weeks of doing so, I have had a text from my service provider (T-Mobile) informing me that that I am in breach of their fair-use policy This is despite me making sure that I am streaming at the lowest quality (96k). I realise there are ways round this, such as making offline playlists while connected to my domestic Wifi, but I didn't expect to need to, seeing that I supposedly have 'unlimited data'.
Hardly any point me having iTunes Match either. Whole point of iTunes Match is having your library on-demand wherever you go. If I have to download music via WiFi in advance of needing it, I may as well just copy a few albums from my computer to my phone and swap them out when I get bored.
Roll-on March when my contract is up. I'll be making absolutely sure that with my next contract, 'unlimited' means just that, and I don't end up breaching my so-called-unlimited monthly allowance by streaming what basically amounts to twelve hours of internet-radio over two weeks. Blimey I wouldn't like to try streaming a few films, I've only been streaming low-band music!
I can't wait for the day when these kind of quaint useage restrictions are bad memories from a bygone age, like acoustic-coupler modems. It must surely already be the case in large terrtories like the US, otherwise these apps and features would be universally pointless.