Spotify signs deal with Orange Switzerland to bundle music with youth plans

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Spotify has been getting comfortable with providers to various degrees, whether it's just carrier billing or direct deals. Today, however, it's getting extra-cozy. Orange Switzerland has started bundling Spotify Premium with its Orange Young plans: those 27 and younger can pay between 29 to 79 francs ($31 to $85) per month and, on top of the usual service, get a year's worth of streaming music access that won't count against their bandwidth caps. Older customers aren't left out, either, as they can pay 13 francs ($14) a month with the same data exemption. There's no word of whether or not the Orange pact will spread to other countries, but we hope it does -- having unlimited streaming access could easily make up for Spotify's retreat from downloads.