Verizon and Apple Team Up to Offer VZW Unlimited Subscribers Six Free Months of Apple Music

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    Verizon and Apple today announced a new partnership which will see Verizon Unlimited customers able to sign up to receive six months of Apple Music for free.

    Starting on Thursday, August 16, both new and existing customers who have one of Verizon's Unlimited wireless plans can access a special offer for six months of Apple Music at no cost. Following this period, the subscription will be priced at $9.99 per month, the standard cost for an Apple Music subscription.

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    This is available to both new and existing Apple Music subscribers. According to Verizon, current Apple Music subscribers will get the same six months of free service as new subscribers, but will be required to cancel and reactivate their Apple Music subscriptions.

    Verizon says that once registered, its VZW Unlimited customers will have full access to Apple Music on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, Mac, HomePod, CarPlay, PC, and Android devices, and the company has promised additional offers in the future through the Apple partnership.
    Apple normally offers new subscribers three months of free access to Apple Music, so this is double the normal trial period.

    Verizon offers three unlimited plans, priced starting at $75 for a single line. All plans offer unlimited text, talk, and LTE data, but offer varying video quality and mobile hotspot limits.

    The cheapest Go Unlimited plan includes 480p video streaming and unlimited mobile hotspot access at 600kb/s. The middle tier Beyond Unlimited Plan offers 720p video streaming and 15GB of LTE hotspot data, while the higher-end plan offers up 720p video streaming, 20GB of LTE hotspot data, and other perks like Mexico and Canada Text and Data, and five TravelPasses per month.

    Verizon's cheapest plan offers unlimited LTE data, but warns that customers could be throttled at times of peak usage. The Beyond Unlimited plan lets customers use 22GB of LTE data before throttling, while the Above Unlimited plan provides customers with 75GB of unlimited LTE data before throttling kicks in at times of peak congestion.

    Verizon will be providing more information about the partnership with Apple Music on its website on August 16.

    Article Link: Verizon and Apple Team Up to Offer VZW Unlimited Subscribers Six Free Months of Apple Music
     
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a

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    Lets see, T-Mobile will pay my netflix bill, sprint will pay my hulu bill... and Verizon gives you... a 6 month trial of Apple music? Weak.
     
  3. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure how this bundling will work any better than the previous free trials without Verizon, but I suppose marketing people need to constantly pitch something new.
     
  4. goobot macrumors 603

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    Looks more beneficial for Apple. Maybe some android users will give it a try just cause it’s free now.
     
  5. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Please team up to bring single/zero sign on to Apple TV customers
     
  6. iGeek2014 macrumors 68000

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    Similar to EE’s offer here in the UK whereby new customers can get Apple Music ‘free’ for six months plus any data used isn’t deducted from your allowance.
     
  7. justiny Contributor

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    Can I just get $10 back every month off my bill for half of the year?

    You know, the same monthly total of $10 Verizon has added in small incremental "administrative" fees and surcharges over the past year?
     
  8. Elwe macrumors member

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    Perhaps.

    In the end, I would rather they just lower the cost of my bill by how much this service costs. I can decide on my own what I want to be subscribed to. Of course, I realize this is not how bundling and partnerships work . . . but as both a Verizon and Apple Music subscriber, I can wish.

    A week ago, on a whim I sat down and tallied up my total monthly subscription costs (minus wireless and home Internet bills, which for whatever reason are separate in my mind). I am still disturbed; and I only have myself to blame, really (though I did try to pin some of the blame on another).
     
  9. EdT macrumors 65816

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    I use Verizon because I live in “Rural” Nebraska. I put that in quotes because I live all of 8 long desolate miles from Omaha, but even that short distance is enough to make all but Verizon a very iffy proposition.
     
  10. m0sher macrumors regular

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    Oh wow, Please offer this to Sprint customers !!!! I’ll quit so I can rejoin. :oops:
     
  11. felixroqu3 macrumors 6502

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    Is Verizon any good? Service wise? I currently have T-Mobile and have been thinking about jumping ship. Im in NYC and T-Mobiles data gets SO SLOW during times of congestion to the point where I can't even send an iMessage *my plan claims its not supposed to get slow during so*. Also went to the beach in Long Island and had ZERO service. My partner who is on my plan didn't have service either. TMobiles coverage map claims I should have service everywhere. Thank god there were no emergencies because if not I would've been f*cked.
     
  12. DeepIn2U macrumors 601

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    Net Neutrality killed results!
     
  13. Junior117 macrumors regular

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    I would have expected T-Mobile to make out free Apple Music subscriptions. T-Mobile out of all of them seems to be the kind of company that would do this (then again, I don't live in the US, so I'm probably observing this at the wrong angle).
     
  14. Unity451 macrumors newbie

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    Better than AT&T... They just tell you to kick rocks.
     
  15. Williesleg macrumors regular

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    Officially out of ideas.

    Just send them your cash.
     
  16. lsutigerfan1976 macrumors 68020

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    This would be nice. But doesn’t make sense. I prepaid for a year of Apple Music. So it says I have to cancel and re-up. But if I cancel. It would just say that I’m paid for a year. So how do I take advantage of this?
     
  17. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Why do you need other companies to pay your bills for you?
     
  18. Lesser Evets macrumors 68040

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    Is Verizon trying to make up for their crap NFL plan this year? ...because this isn't helping anything.
     
  19. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Hey now I get a discount on my DirecTV because I’m an AT&T customer. My bill is still $324/mo for both though. :oops:
     
  20. Saipher macrumors demi-god

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    I have Xfinity Mobile, which uses the Verizon network, and I love the service speed and coverage. I used to be an AT&T costumer, but I hated, and was with TMobile for about a year, but I had the same problems you currently have, congestions and slow speeds, so I decided to switch Xfinity Mobile since the prices are good and I heard they used VZW network. I'm very happy with my service :) I do live in CA but I'm assuming the coverage and speed in NYC must be good.
     
  21. Techwatcher macrumors member

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    AT&T is paying for 1 free year of DirecTV Now for me... AT&T wins lmao.
     
  22. mariusignorello macrumors 65816

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    Hmmm we have the family membership with Apple Music. Damn.
     
  23. EvilEvil macrumors 6502a

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    No thanks! I'll stick to Spotify free.
     
  24. fairuz macrumors 65816

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    This is fine now, but a special deal between an online service and an ISP is a bad sign.
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    I prefer AT&T because they just provide Internet service and nothing else.
     
  25. rcooked macrumors regular

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    I was thinking the same thing... would be nice if they would at least knock the 9.99 off us family planners.

    Seems like the family plan is always left out.
     

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