Atlanta – The Deezer music service, currently available through Sonos and Bose wireless multiroom-audio systems, will really go wireless at the end of the month when it becomes available to Cricket Wireless subscribers.
The deal marks the first time Deezer will be available to U.S. wireless subscribers, and Cricket will be Deezer’s exclusive prepaid carrier, said Cricket president Jennifer Van Buskirk.
Cricket customers with Apple, Android and Windows phones will get access to 35 million songs and more than 30,000 Internet radio stations from around the world.
New and existing Cricket customers will be eligible for a free Deezer trial up to 45 days. After the free trial period, Cricket will bill customers $6/per month unless the service is canceled.
Deezer will replace Cricket’s own Muve Music subscription-download service, which was free with higher rate cellular-service plans but limited to Android phones. Deezer offers 40 percent more songs through its download, streaming and on-demand services, Van Buskirk added.
Muve customers who sign up for the extended free trial will be able to transfer their existing Muve music libraries and playlists right to the Deezer app so they don’t lose their music when the Muve service is shut off.