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Singtel offers data-free Apple Music streaming

Singapore telco's post-paid mobile customers can access the music streaming service at Apple's subscription fee of S$9.98 a month.
Written by Eileen Yu, Senior Contributing Editor

Singtel is letting its customers stream Apple Music on their mobile without having to consume their monthly data allowance.

Touting it as the country's first data-free partnership with the music platform, the Singapore telco said its post-paid mobile subscribers would be able to access the streaming service at S$9.98 per month.

The fee is Apple Music's monthly subscription rate for its individual plan, while its family monthly fee of S$14.98 gives access to up to six people.

New customers as well as those who planned to re-contract with Singtel would be offered a six-month free access to Apple Music, said the telco.

Its CEO for consumer Singapore, Yuen Kuan Moon, said: "Our customers will have the freedom to stream or download music entertainment...without taking a byte off their monthly mobile data allowance."

The telco added that the data-free offer would be available on both Apple and Android devices.

Apple in March said the music streaming service had 38 million subscribers, up 2 million from the month before. Some 8 million were on its three-month free trial.

In comparison, Spotify currently boasts more than 170 million users across 65 markets, of whom 75 million are paying subscribers.

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