Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/19/three_spotify/

Spotify shakes hands with 3

‘Buy HTC Hero get Spotify’ deal designed

By James Sherwood

Posted in Phones, 19th October 2009 14:55 GMT

UK network operator 3 has signed a deal with Spotify to provide contract customers with unlimited access to the digital music service.

Under the terms of the deal, anyone who buys the HTC Hero – reviewed here – for £99 ($161/€107) on a £35 monthly contract from 3 will be rewarded with free unlimited access to Spotify Premium for mobile and PC.

Spotify Premium access – usually priced at £240 ($390/€261) – will last for the entire term of your two-year contract with 3.

According to Spotify, Premium users receive unlimited access to its music archives without advertising. You’ll also be able to stream content at 320kb/s and hear new albums before other users, Spotify said.

Further details about 3’s HTC Hero and Spotify deal are available online. ®