Verizon has recently announced it will soon include Apple Music in two of its unlimited phone plans, as first reported by 9to5Mac. An Apple Music subscription normally costs $9.99 a month, and the move could potentially instantly add millions of new users to the music streaming platform.
The subscription will be available at no additional cost for new and existing Verizon customers that have either the Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited plan. Those on Verizon’s Go Unlimited plan will also get an Apple Music perk a free six month trial.
Verizon announced its partnership with Apple last year, offering six free months of Apple Music for customers with current postpaid unlimited data plans.
Now adding outright free subscription is a big deal, especially since marketing documentation from Verizon indicates no raise in plan prices. Verizon’s press release says that taxes apply for the “free” Apple Music subscription, but a spokesperson said customers won’t see a higher bill because of it.
Verizon’s new plans with Apple Music included will be available to purchase beginning this Thursday, January 17th.