Mobile providers with music streaming deals: October 2018

Alex Kidman 30 May 2018 NEWS

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

Monthly Charges Telstra Boost Virgin Optus OVO
Apple Music $11.99 Yes Yes No No No
Spotify $11.99 No No Yes Yes No
Google Play Music $11.99 No No Yes Yes No
iHeart Radio $11.99 No No Yes Yes No
Austereo - No No No No Yes

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 Apple Music for all it's prepaid plans, although the quantity of freebies you get varies by plan. Apart from this the entry level plans offering unlimited calls & text and data up to 2.5GB for 7 days, while higher-priced tiers offering unlimited calls & text, 100 minutes of standard international calls to 50 selected countries and data up to 20GB for 28 days.

Apple Music Premium costs $11.99 per month. Apple Music works across just about any platform you'd care to name, from PCs to Macs to smartphones of just about every operating system flavour.

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

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