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Australia's Telstra offers free Apple Music subscription with new iPhone 6 plan

Australian cellular operator Telstra on Monday announced a new incentive plan that gives iPhone 6 and 6 Plus customers a one-year Apple Music subscription for free when they sign up for post paid Go Mobile services.




According to an advertisement on Telstra's website, the free Apple Music offer applies to new 12- or 24-month Go Mobile plans for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company notes data charges apply, meaning the offer covers only Apple fees, not contract bandwidth.

As noted by Gizmodo, it appears Telstra is instituting carrier billing for its Apple Music offer, as the terms and conditions specify customers will be charged once the trial period ends:

If you sign up and agree to T&Cs to put Apple Music on your Telstra account this will roll on to a paying subscription at the end of the trial / free period unless you cancel it. You will receive an SMS 3 days prior to rolling over to a paid subscription.

Since Apple Music launched in June, a number of carriers have adopted the streaming music service to incentivize their respective mobile plans. Last week, U.S. telco T-Mobile announced it would add Apple Music to its Music Freedom perk, which lets users stream content from various music services without it counting against their data allotments. Alongside Apple Music, Music Freedom supports Beatport, Pandora, Rdio, Spotify, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and SiriusXM.