Worth mentioning, Cashrewards last week were offering $150 rebate for joining on a Telstra 24 month contact. The deal is not currently on offer, link here. cached here. Maybe a friendly request to reinstate it wouldn't hurt :)
- 36 (24 +12) Months FREE Apple Music - Join a 24 month iPhone 6 or 6S Go Mobile Plan with Telstra - start here
24 (12 +12) Months FREE Apple Music - Join a 12 month Go Mobile or BYO plan with Telstra - start here
When asked about joining a Data Share plan, Choose and accept a complimentary $40 SIM for 3 months.
Once you've received your phone and/or SIM and they're all activated against your online Telstra account, login to My Account. You will have two mobile numbers, click on each and enable Apple Music from the addons section. A 24 month contract will have 24 months Apple Music available on the postpaid plan and 12 months Apple Music available on the Data Share SIM plan. A 12 Month contract or BYO contract will have 12 Months Apple Music on each.
Wait until you get the SMS from Telstra confirming your request to join Apple Music it will contain this URL which will only work from the phone that has the SIM with the matching phone number. For the other Data Share SIM, put this in a spare phone.
If you don't get an SMS in 12 hours, contact Telstra support. They've had a lot of on boarding issues, but are able to fix it quickly.
If your account says it's already activated but you didnt get an SMS, proceed by using the Apple Music carrier URL
If the URL works, it will ask you what Apple ID you want to activate the subscription on. Create a new one, use an existing one, or use a friends/family one.
Then go get your bonus 500MB data per month at this link - Takes 36 hours to activate
These Apple Music subscriptions probably don't stack, but I never tried it. I just activated the 24 and 12 months on different Apple ID accounts. Once attached to an AppleID, you've got it available everywhere there's no association to Telstra or the phone. I put the Share Data SIM on a spare phone, activated the offer and associated it to the gf's AppleID. Now happy working on her Optus iPhone and iTunes on the laptop.
In regards to the Shared Data SIM plan, your account should show that the contract is ended, with no fees to terminate. Again check the final documents before committing to a contract in case Telstra change the offer. The idea of another SIM for a tablet to share data with the primary account is a great idea though so might be worth keeping because you will end up with 8.5GB of shared data. Otherwise contract Telstra to terminate it.
Not a bad deal!