Music streaming platform Dhingana has signed a carrier billing deal with Idea Cellular to let its users download unlimited tracks from the service for free and without subscribing to a data plan. The carrier billing plan handles 1-click subscription with auto-renewals according to the company. However, the feature is not available for iOS or Windows Phone users and is provided only to users with Android and WAP-based devices. The company did not reveal the financial terms of the deal. Dhingana had launched its paid subscription model offering ad-free service called Dhingana Gold for $1.99 (~ Rs 120) per month earlier this year for iOS devices. Dhingana's competitor Hungama had tied up with all operators for billing earlier this year. Hungama offers a monthly subscription service at Rs 99 (through operator billing) and Rs 110 (through Google Wallet), although that only allows unlimited ad-free streaming of full length songs and videos. It also offer various plans to purchase and download songs including a single download (Rs 10 per song), value pack (4 items for Rs 20) and value pack (10 items for Rs 50). Another competitor, Saavn offers an ad-free experience to users and allows them to cache songs up to 3GB for offline listening. It also allows users to sync music across five devices and charges users Rs 220 per month (in India) or $3.99 per month (International users). Gaana, the music streaming service by Times Internet also has a paid streaming service, but they don't provide operator billing as of now. Idea's…
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