If you are an AT&T customer and Beats Music subscriber then this news may be a little disheartening. AT&T is no longer offering an add-on package that provided customers with a Beats Music subscription that comes with an extended 90-day trial period.
Actually the deal between two companies first offered shortly after Beats’ debut, is no longer showing as available on AT&T’s website, nor is Beats listing AT&T as an option. Additionally, some reports that AT&T employees have been instructed to stop offering Beats subscriptions to customers.
An AT&T spokesperson offered further gave clarification by saying only that the policy shift does not affect those customers currently enrolled in a Beats Music family plan or the service’s trial period. There haven’t been any changes for AT&T customers who currently have the Beats Music family plan or who are within their free trial period, the spokesperson said. “New subscribers can still get Beats Music through their app store or at beatsmusic.com.”
Before Beats Music debuted in Jan, the company inked an exclusive deal with AT&T to sell subscriptions as part of bundled cellular plans. Under certain contract terms, like the above mentioned family plan, customers were able to bill Beats Music to their wireless bill and share the service with up to five family members. No information was provided as to the change in availability, though Apple is rumored to be working on new options for the streaming music service.
The company denied reports from September saying Beats Music would be shuttered and rolled into iTunes Radio, but left open the possibility of rebranding.