October 19, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
If you’ve had your eye on the HTC Hero but didn’t purchase it from T-Mobile or Orange UK for whatever reason, 3 is hoping you’ll finally pull the trigger and order the Hero from them. The carrier is even throwing in a free subscription to Spotify Premium in order to sweeten the deal.
3 and HTC plan to release the Hero pre-loaded with the Spotify Android app and a voucher for the subscription plan required to use it. Customers willing to pay £99 and sign a 2-year agreement for a plan worth £35 per month will receive a full subscription to Spotify for the length of the contract. In addition to unlimited browsing and 750 minutes of call time, subscribers will get Spotify Premium for two years, a nearly £240 value.
Spotify blogged about the deal, saying:
We’re happy to announce that we’ve struck a deal with 3 UK to bring Spotify Mobile to its customers from November….3 is a great partner for us as it has a long history of bringing popular internet services, such as Skype and Facebook, to its mobile customers.