I've been doing this via my provider for quite some time now and I know that some do it whilst others do not, (O2 used to free rate music streaming apps and still do for legacy customers, though not new customers).
Here's my data graph for this month so far...
As you can see, it's all mobile data, all the time and that cumulatively since my refresh data I'm running at 43.7GB used.
However, I have purchased add-ons to free rate some app/web usage so what does my provider say that I've used of my 50GB allowance in the same time span?
Now I'm not suggesting this is done for free, Three did that free rating Netflix and live TV streaming apps among other things and it absolutely trashed their network because they didn't have the capacity to cope with people suddenly using their phones to watch telly but I do think there is a market for paid add-ons.
I'm not sure which services at the moment, or what costs, I just wanted to throw the idea out there and see what comes back. Is unlimited usage of some services something you guys would be willing to pay additional fees for.
Would you for instance pay £3/mo for unlimited Spotify streaming?
I've just used Spotify because that was one of the apps Telefonica previously free-rated, and I personally don't think that's a very attractive app to include because other networks offer it, but how about £5-10/mo to stream as much as you want on BBC iPlayer, BBC media player and BBC radio player which no other network currently offers? Would that be something you might be interested in?
Obviously this thread is more for the higher data users than those who barely use their phones.