Apple Music coming to select Verizon Unlimited plans at no extra cost

Apple Music coming to select Verizon Unlimited plans at no extra cost
UPDATE: Verizon has officially confirmed that starting January 17 its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited data plans will include Apple Music subscriptions at no extra cost to consumers. The original story continues below:

Verizon’s Unlimited customers have had access to a six-month free Apple Music trial for quite some time now. But according to a new report by 9To5Mac, free Apple Music will soon become a permanent addition for some.

Specifically, it seems both existing and new customers on the $50 Beyond Unlimited and $60 Above Unlimited plans will soon receive an Apple Music subscription, which is valued at $9.99 per month, bundled in for free.

Customers that are currently on the $40 Go Unlimited plan will unfortunately still have to make do with a six-month free trial for Apple Music or continue paying their current subscription to the streaming service. Considering the updated Beyond Unlimited plan costs just $10 more, though, it may be worth upgrading.

After all, in addition to Apple Music, the Beyond Unlimited plan offers 22GB of full-speed 4G LTE data without throttling, HD-quality video streaming (720p) rather than 480p streaming and 15GB of 4G LTE mobile hotspot data.

According to the report, Verizon will announce the update to its plans by this coming Thursday, January 17. The integrated Apple Music subscription will be available to both Android and iOS users.

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16 Comments

1. ProudFather

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 04, 2019

When you say "to select Verizon Unlimited plans" it means, that plan is already conditioned to cover the cost of the service, it's not free sir.

2. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

If you were already paying an amount before the perk, then you get the perk & the price does not go up, then it is free from your perspective. Stop trying to look at the down side of everything.

3. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Why can't they include Google Music as well and let the end user pick which service they want?

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Nah...he just went straight down to the comment section. He could have answered his own question by reading the article first.

5. ProudFather

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 04, 2019

Right, how about you, read it but didn't understand it? I think the article was very clear, it stated it had a 6-months Trial which was extended to an indefinite time. My comment was very straight forward, it's not my issue if you can't break down the content.

6. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

The 6 month free trial only became available in September, which is after the current pricing. therefore added the option to opt into the 6 month free trial was already a "free" perk. now they will make the free perk indefinite on the higher plans. The plan pricing didn't get affected by the added Subscription fee

8. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Title of article - "Apple Music coming to select Verizon Unlimited plans at no extra cost". Midway through article - "Specifically, it seems both existing and new customers on the $50 Beyond Unlimited and $60 Above Unlimited plans will soon receive an Apple Music subscription, which is valued at $9.99 per month, bundled in for free". In my opinion the title was spot on. If the $50 / $60 per month paying customers have been paying those prices for a while, and then they suddenly get a paid apple music subscription without any sudden added cost, it looks to me like it's essentially free to the customer. But I get what you're saying though about the plan being 'conditioned' for it. We pay crazy prices for cell plans...surely there's lots of leeway in there for some added perks once in a while like AngelicusMaximus mentioned.

13. kennybenny

Posts: 218; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

If you think you pay crazy prices for cell phone plans, I invite you to look at Canadian cell phone plans...... Check out Bell Canada!

14. lyndon420

Posts: 6824; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I am Canadian. Bell is garbage...I don't use them.

15. kennybenny

Posts: 218; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

LoL sorry thought you were another nationality but yeah Bell Canada sucks.....

16. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Just because you think they suck and don't use doesn't mean they don't have crazy prices like he's trying to say....

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

I’m still paying $60 for my line, $50 for my wife’s line, and $50 for my sons line. The service for Apple Music is a perk and 6 months free on each line for go unlimited and free for the life on my beyond unlimited line. How are we paying for the service?

7. Rampage_Taco

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2017

Apple Music is the only Apple product I use daily because of the free trial, was going to get Spotify after my trial ended because i prefer the the Dark theme with white text vs. Black on white, but if I don't have to pay an additional $9.99, I'll make the sacrifice.

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Just change your email addresses and continue with free trials.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2248; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Nice perk for VZ Beyond Cust like myself! I called and confirmed and Beyond gets it for life If contract. Very nice to save $120/yr. I use mainly SoundCloud and Apple Music as my go-too’s

12. OneLove123

Posts: 1189; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

That's the only way I will use Apple music.

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