Telstra, Australia’s largest mobile carrier on Monday announced that it would be offering a free 12-month trial of Apple Music with a 12 or 24 month Go Mobile Plan. The offer is for iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus customers.
Additionally, the carrier’s notes on the promotion indicate that the service will use carrier billing. When users sign up and agree to the terms and conditions Apple Music’s payment will be paid via the Telstra rather than Apple directly. This means that users have to renew or cancel their trial through their carrier bill.
The Telstra deal marks the first time a carrier has offered the streaming music service for free with a mobile plan. Last week, U.S. carrier T-Mobile announced that it would add Apple Music to its Music Unlimited service, allowing their Simple Choice customers to listen to the service via their cellular data connections without the data used being counted against their monthly 4G LTE data allotments. T-Mobile’s offer does not include a free trial to the service.