Australian carrier Telstra has become one of the first to bundle a one-year Apple Music subscription with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus when they sign up for post paid Go Mobile services.
Carriers have long been offering free subscriptions to music and video streaming service to make their contracts all the more attractive. We’ve seen subscriptions to Spotify, Netflix, Deezer, and many more — and now Apple Music is being thrown into the mix.
Just over a month after the service made its debut, a number of carriers are offering Apple Music subscriptions with select contract plans. Telstra is the latest to do so, giving customers who take out a 12- or 24-month Go Mobile plan with the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus a whole year of access for free.
Telstra is also enabling carrier billing for Apple Music, Gizmodo reports, so customers will be able to add the cost of the service onto their Telstra bill, rather than pay through their iTunes account. Those who take advantage of the one-year subscription will automatically be charged after 12 months.
However, there is one downside: While Apple Music will be free for a year, it will still count against your Telstra data allowance, so you’ll have to be careful about how much you listen to on the go.