Boost Mobile joins the Apple Music data free party

Alex Kidman 17 February 2017

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Customers can now rock out on Boost Mobile’s prepaid plans.

Boost Mobile has announced that it’s now offering customers on its prepaid SIM-only services data-free access to Apple Music during the period of their recharge.

This isn’t a free subscription to Apple Music, which you’ll need to pay for separately, but a deal that sees standard usage of Apple Music attracting no additional data charges. Boost parent Telstra already offers this feature for its contract customers, as well as a free subscription for postpaid 24 month customers, so this is very much the cut-price version of that deal.

There are a few notable catches to be aware of. The deal only runs until 30 June 2017 at this stage, and it only covers what Boost calls "music" streaming. To be specific, as per Boost’s terms and conditions,

"Non-music streaming use such as downloads, video streaming and social interaction will attract data charges."

We’re all using more data year on year, and streaming services are often seen as the primary reason why, but it’s unusual to see a prepaid service offer this kind of facility. Telstra itself recently announced that streaming of its supplied AFL, NRL and Netball Australia services would be unmetered for its postpaid and prepaid customers if you’re a sports fan.

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