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T-Mobile is offering free Netflix with some phone plans

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In the latest of new media partnerships, T-Mobile has team with Netflix for a new package offer.

People on T-Mobile's ONE plan will get a free Netflix subscription, the cellphone carrier announced Thursday.

You'll be able to sign up for a free Netflix account if you don't have one already, or T-Mobile will start picking up the $9.99 tab for your existing account.

The ONE plan is aimed at families, with the monthly cost reducing the more people you add to it, up to a maximum of four.

So if it's just you on your own, it'd cost you $70 to sign up/upgrade to a ONE plan, which would include Netflix.

For two people the cost is $120 a month (so, $60 each), for three it's $140 ($47 each) and for four it's $160 ($40 each).

The T-Mobile/Netflix deal was announced the same day Spotify and Hulu teamed up to offer cheap subscriptions to college students.

But it's not all good news for T-Mobile customers

Not everyone is impressed with the Netflix deal, not least BGR, which points out that it is not available to subscribers of one of T-Mobile's cheaper plans.

T-Mobile's "2 Lines for $100" deal gives subscribers two ONE plans for, you guessed it, $100. 

But if they want to get free Netflix, they're being told to upgrade to the "latest" ONE plan. This means the monthly bill for the two lines would increase to $120, albeit with a $9.99 Netflix account thrown in to the mix.

The "2 Lines for $100" offer, meanwhile, is being brought to an end the same day the Netflix deal is introduced.

It's also not exactly a cheaper deal for anyone hoping to stream Netflix in high-definition using their data, with Lifehacker noting that streaming video over 4G using the standard ONE plan reduces the quality to 480p.

If you want to increase the quality to 1080p, that'd cost you an extra $10 a month for the ONE plus plan, which offers unlimited HD streaming and unlimited mobile hotspot use.

Expect to see more of these new media partnerships going forward, as both cellphone and streaming services look for new ways to attract subscribers, sell phones and lure people away from cable subscriptions.

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