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Australia's largest mobile carrier today announced that it would give away a free 12-month trial of Apple Music with a 12 or 24 month Go Mobile plan on iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. The deal marks the first time the new music service will be given away with a mobile plan.

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Additionally, the carrier's notes on the promotion indicate that the service will use carrier billing. When users sign up and agree to the terms and conditions Apple Music's payment will be paid via the Telstra rather than Apple directly. This means that users have to renew or cancel their trial through their carrier bill.

Last week, T-Mobile announced that it would add Apple Music to its Music Unlimited service, allowing Simple Choice customers to listen to the streaming music service without the cellular data counting against their 4G LTE data plan. Unlike the Telstra deal, users are not given a free trial to the service by T-Mobile.

Article Link: Telstra Giving Away Free 12-Month Trial of Apple Music with Go Plans
 

CameronGilroy

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How's this working? I've talked to Telstra and then they put me through to Apple Care and none of them could confirm how they can extend my Apple Music membership when they both have different email addresses and there isn't any connection between them - are Telstra intercepting my login details so they can give me an extended membership to Apple Music?

Any one else know how it's working?
 
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Zimmer62943

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From the terms and conditions i see this "Only one Telstra Introductory Apple Music offer per MSISDN" and "If you sign up and agree to T&Cs to put Apple Music on your Telstra account this will roll on to a paying subscription at the end of the trial / free period unless you cancel it. You will receive an SMS 3 days prior to rolling over to a paid subscription."
Firstly, what is an MSISDN, and secondly, it seems they have some sort of deal together and it extends your 'free trial' to the 12 month length, but it does overwrite your current trial period as the terms state that any existing offer is cancelled.
It would seem better and more useful if they included the data as unmetered. Thats the biggest problem these days with any phone service i think, way too much streaming and nowhere near enough data, i get 1.5gb a month, barely enough for normal app download and web streaming
 
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MinchYoda

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Yes, go to your Telstra Account online. Select the phone on your plan, find and then click on "add ons" at the righthand side of the page, "purchase" apple music. If it doesn't add straightaway and you get a text message indicating it wasn't successful, don't worry they are having issues with the system. I chatted with Telstra online and they assured me the service will be available to all existing and Post paid customers (iPhone first, then android later).
 
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MinchYoda

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How's this working? I've talked to Telstra and then they put me through to Apple Care and none of them could confirm how they can extend my Apple Music membership when they both have different email addresses and there isn't any connection between them - are Telstra intercepting my login details so they can give me an extended membership to Apple Music?

Any one else know how it's working?

Check my last post on this thread. And yeah some people I have chatted with have successfully added Apple Music, but Telstra are having issues with the roll out of this.
 
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thaifood

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Just signed up as per the instructions above. Just waiting for the text to confirm and process the request. Easy as pie.
 
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Ulysses164

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Just signed up as per the instructions above. Just waiting for the text to confirm and process the request. Easy as pie.

If you have already subscribed to Apple Music, make sure you cancel your subscription before trying to link your Apple ID and Telstra in the Music app.

It took me longer than I want to admit working this out...

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sshambles

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Still wouldn't ever make me want to switch to Telstra. Customer service can't setup a simple auto debit!

If Telstra are doing this, it sounds like it'll be mainstream in the US very soon. They're like AT&T basically, from what I've heard of AT&T.
 
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samh004

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Two questions.

1. Does it include family packs?
2. Do you think they'll give free data on Apple Music eventually? Otherwise it's going to be hard to get maximum value.
 
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ErikGrim

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Two questions.

1. Does it include family packs?
2. Do you think they'll give free data on Apple Music eventually? Otherwise it's going to be hard to get maximum value.
I've contacted Telstra on the second point and it seems that is still under consideration at least. It's replacing MOG that had unmetered data.

It's a very new thing, they are the first carrier in the world to offer this and it seems Apple has built it in support for carrier deals like this from the very beginning. It's interesting to note that it is tied to your phone number, and the carrier never gets to know your Apple ID.
 
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JonoH

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For those wondering why Apple brought this to Australia First.. its simple.. Telstra used MOG as their streaming service, well MOG was bought by beats a year or so ago for Beats streaming music service which was subsequently bought by Apple Inc. and so the cycle of life is complete and now you know.
 
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