Verizon’s Giving Users on Select Plans Free Apple Music Subscriptions

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Verizon, America’s largest wireless and broadband internet service provider by volume, and Apple — among the world’s most influential device-makers — have a lengthy history of working and partnering together on a variety of Apple related promotions.

Last year, the carrier extended an offer of six-months worth of free Apple Music [a $60 value] to its post-paid Unlimited customers. And while a similar offer is still available to subscribers of Verizon’s Go Unlimited plan, the company this week announced a whole new deal, saying in a press release that Apple Music subscriptions will soon be bundled with its top two Unlimited plans.

“When we introduced six months free of Apple Music to Verizon Unlimited subscribers, we said it was just the beginning of a great collaboration between Verizon and Apple to bring music streaming to our loyal customers,” said Angie Klein, VP of marketing at Verizon, in a statement on Tuesday.

“Our customers loved the offer, so we’re ramping up the value of [select] plans by including Apple Music so you can stream more of the music you love on the network you deserve.”

How Can I Get Free Apple Music on Verizon?

Customers signed onto either of Verizon’s top-tier Beyond Unlimited or Above Unlimited plans will, beginning Thursday, January 17th, be able to access Apple Music as part of an “incentives initiative” worth $9.99/month.

Though in its press release, Verizon notes that customers are ultimately responsible for paying sales tax associated with the $9.99 value of accessing the Apple Music subscription.

Ultimately, the promotion not only pans out to around $120/year in value-added incentives for customers already paying the highest prices to access Verizon’s network — but for Apple, too, it offers the opportunity to bolster its marketshare, expanding the reach and availability of its signature digital music streaming platform to more listeners. 

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