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Mobile providers with music streaming deals: December 2018

Love listening to music on your phone? Get free music streaming with the providers listed below.

Streaming music services have changed the way we listen to music, opening up vast catalogs direct to your phone, tablet or PC for a low monthly cost. For less than the price of an album you can listen to as many albums as your mobile data connection can handle.

The issue is that over time, those subscription fees start to add up. If you’re smart, and in the market for a new mobile phone contract, you can save serious money by signing up for the right contract to match your music listening needs by taking advantage of the streaming service deals on offer.

Data-free music streaming by providers

Updated December 13th, 2018
Name Product Individual Plan Price Unmetered on Telstra Unmetered on Boost Unmetered on Optus CTA Link
Google Play Music Free
Google Play Music Free
Google Play Music Free
Free
No
No
Mobile
Google Play Music Unlimited
Google Play Music Unlimited
Google Play Music Unlimited
$11.99
No
No
Mobile
Soundcloud
Soundcloud
Soundcloud
Free
No
No
No
Soundcloud Go
Soundcloud Go
Soundcloud Go
$5.99
No
No
No
iHeartRadio
iHeartRadio
iHeartRadio
Free
No
No
Mobile
Soundcloud Go+
Soundcloud Go+
Soundcloud Go+
$11.99
No
No
No
Deezer
Deezer
Deezer
Free
No
No
No
Deezer Premium+
Deezer Premium+
Deezer Premium+
$11.99
No
No
No
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Music Unlimited
$11.99
No
No
No
Tidal Premium
Tidal Premium
Tidal Premium
$11.99
No
No
No
YouTube Music
YouTube Music
YouTube Music
$11.99
No
No
No
Tidal HiFi
Tidal HiFi
Tidal HiFi
$23.99
No
No
No
Spotify Free
Spotify Free
Spotify Free
Free
No
No
Mobile
Spotify Premium
Spotify Premium
Spotify Premium
$11.99
No
No
Mobile
Apple Music
Apple Music
Apple Music
$11.99
Mobile
Mobile
No

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Telstra: Free Premium Apple Music

Telstra's primary music offer revolves around Apple Music, which it offers as a freebie for any customer signing up for selected month-to-month, 12 or 24 month mobile plan. Telstra is the only provider which gives free Apple Music subscription for 6 months (only to new customers). That’s a $71.94 saving over the course, which is a pretty sweet offer.

Despite the name, Apple Music isn’t entirely fenced into Apple devices, with compatibility for Macs, PCs, iOS devices (iPhones, iPod Touch, iPads) and Android devices (4.3 or better), so there are plenty of ways to listen to Apple Music on the go. As with any other music streaming service, data charges will apply for listening on the go.

Here's the current rundown of Telstra’s Go Mobile plans:

You can read the full rundown on Telstra’s Go Mobile Plans here.

Boost: Free Apple Music

Boost offers data-free streaming through Apple Music for all its prepaid plans.

You can read the full details on Boost’s prepaid plans here.


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Alex Kidman

Alex Kidman is a multi-award-winning consumer technology journalist and the Tech & Telco Editor at finder.com.au. He's been writing about consumer technology topics for more than two decades, and enjoys breaking down complex topics into their component parts. He has written for just about every major Australian technology publication, and is a former editor of Gizmodo Australia, PC Mag Australia, and CNET.com.au.

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