If you are a Verizon Wireless subscriber and have been considering switching to Apple Music, a new partnership between the two companies may work out in your favor.
Verizon on Wednesday officially announced a brand new, exclusive promotion that it will be offering for customers on any of its three different unlimited plans (Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, or Above Unlimited). That’s actually three months longer than the standard free month trial for Apple Music, so it’s certainly a worthwhile stretch of time.
“Today, Verizon and Apple announced an exclusive partnership, the first step of which brings Apple Music to Verizon’s wireless customers. Beginning August 16, Verizon Unlimited customers can sign up for a special offer of six months of Apple Music free*.”
The best part of the deal is that this isn’t for new Apple Music customers, either. This new partnership means that new customers, current subscribers, or folks who have lapsed, can all take advantage of the promotion as soon as it kicks into gear. According to Verizon, the promotion starts on Thursday, August 16.
What’s more, in terms of the partnership with Apple and Verizon, this is apparently just “the first step”, so it sounds like even more is coming down the pipe. What that might be, though, remains a mystery for now.
“This first-of-its-kind offer is just the first step in an exclusive partnership with Apple,” said Angie Klein, vice president of marketing, Verizon. “It gives our customers exactly what they want: Apple’s best-in-class music streaming experience, paired with an unlimited plan tailored to them, on the network they deserve. And now that you can mix and match our unlimited plans, every person in your family can stream worry-free on the unlimited plan they need, without paying for things they don’t – and enjoy all the music they want for six months free with Apple Music with this exclusive offer in the U.S.”
Are you planning on taking advantage of this promotion once it goes live?
The other major wireless carriers in the United States all offer up some major incentives when it comes to free extras. AT&T, for instance, offers up WatchTV and a selection of other premium content for free (like Pandora Premium), while T-Mobile bundles Netflix with its One plan. Sprint has Tidal. So Verizon may be hedging its bets a bit with a deal with Apple. Of course, those promotions with those other carriers don’t actually stop after a set period of time like this six month deal with Apple Music, but maybe that will change in the future with whatever Verizon is hinting at.