Telstra’s giving away free Apple Music subscriptions again

Alex Kidman 6 July 2016

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Telstra is once again offering an Apple Music subscription with its mobile phone contract plans.

If you’re a Vodafone customer, you can opt for a Spotify plan on selected contracts. Optus customers don’t get "free" subscriptions, but data used for a variety of music streaming services is not counted against download totals for its prepaid customers.

Telstra, however, has long offered special deals on Apple Music only, a deal that got somewhat better when Apple Music rolled out to Android devices as well. The telco’s current special deal (as Ausdroid notes) gives Go Mobile 12 or 24 month contract customers six months of free access to Apple Music. That’s slightly less generous than Telstra’s previous Apple Music offer, which offered a 12-month subscription.

Sounds great. What’s the catch?

There’s only a small amount of fine print to pay attention to. It’s a standard Apple Music subscription, not the full "family" plan, so you can’t share it around with family and friends. Equally, in order to redeem it you must do so from a fresh Apple Music account, which means that if you are still on Telstra’s previous 12 month freebie, you can’t extend for a further six months. If you’re on a business or enterprise mobile plan the deal doesn’t apply, but it can be claimed if you’re already on a contract plan with Telstra.

If you're interested in a new contract, here's how the pricing on a range of popular phones works out on Telstra's current offers:

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