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Verizon Wireless to expand free Apple Music on select plans

Verizon Wireless is expanding its Apple Music perk for its Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited customers from six months of music to permanent access.

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The company made the announcement Tuesday, confirming Apple Music will be included in the two plans starting Thursday, Jan. 17. Customers on the Go Unlimited plan will still receive six months of free Apple Music, after which they will have to pay $9.99 per month for access to Apple’s library of 45 million songs.

“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,” Angie Klein, vice president of marketing at Verizon, said in a statement. “Our customers loved the offer, so we’re expanding the value of our Beyond Unlimited and Above Unlimited plans by including Apple Music at the same plan price. You can stream more of the music you love on the network you deserve.”

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Ad-free Apple Music for the general public costs $9.99 per month for individuals and $14.99 per month for up to six family members. Students can pay a low cost of $2.49 per month. There’s also a three-month free trial for all.

Annual subscriptions are available for $99, giving you 12 months of Apple Music for the price of 10 months.

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For those looking for a free on-demand music streaming option, Spotify’s free ad-supported version offers more than 40 million songs. Its Premium subscription ($9.99 per month for individuals; $4.99 for students and $14.99 for six-member families) offers ad-free, offline listening.

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