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AT&T gives you $100 just for activating a new line

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AT&T gives you $100 just for activating a new line
AT&T is trying everything to combat T-Mobile, but everywhere it turns it sees the smiling visage of John Legere staring back. Recently, the nation's second largest carrier offered a package it valued at a $450 value for those leaving T-Mobile for AT&T. Now, AT&T is offering $100 in the form of a bill credit to those who activate a new line. The offer is valid for new and existing customers.

Don't expect to open a line, grab the $100 credit, and desert the line. Nope, AT&T is one step ahead of you there. To qualify for the credit, the newly activated line must remain active and in good standing for 45 days. And AT&T will give you the credit some time within the first three billing cycles.

If you were planning to add a line to your existing AT&T account, or were planning on switching to the mobile operator, might as well do it before March 31st, because that is when this offer expires.

source: AT&T via AndroidCentral

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posted on 29 Jan 2014, 11:08

1. medwar07 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Then they charge you a hundred in data overages to recoup their losses.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 11:08

2. Commentator (Posts: 2495; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Or $4.67/month on a 2-year contract.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 11:09

3. corporateJP (Posts: 1837; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Thank T-Mobile for this, they are causing all the other carriers to loosen their purse-strings.

AT&T is reacting with different promotions like this and the new $45 plan.

Just curious to see if the tightwads at Verizon do anything to counteract.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 11:41 1

4. GoGators (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


You're kidding right? Verizon? Do ANYTHING for their customers? Especially anything that doesn't put more money in VZWs pockets? Hahahahaha. That's why I left them for good last year after being with them since the PrimeCo days. They have done nothing but take take take away from their customers. Every nice thing they ever did, every promotion, they took away. And then there was the debacle of daring to try and charge customers to use a check card to pay their bills. I do a lot of rural driving so T-Mo doesn't work but dammit if they had at least 3G on their entire network, I'd be on it. So far AT&T has been forced to compete with T-Mo so I am enjoying their awesome network (every bit as good as VZW) with two lines and 2GB data for $95/mo after discount and before taxes.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 12:33

6. Rockbottom (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Actually. Verizon has countered.

They have a $60 Unlimited Talk and Text for $60 with 1GB

That same plan is $50 on prepay

And $45 Basic phone unlimited talk and text.

There all single line plans but there has been more movement as of late for specials.

There device trade in offer is a minimum of $100 on any smartphone and more for the newer ones and $50 on all basic phones.

Verizon is reacting. Just not publicly.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 13:06

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 2068; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Interesting rockbottom.

I wonder is that on contract only, what happens when you hit 1gb, is it shared meaning more lines mean less overall data.

I would do the seach but cant at the moment, would love to compare 'real' prices of new customers on each plan with the average of a midrange phone and 2gb+ of data, optional hotspot and how much over 2yrs one would cost versus the other. Guess i can do that at home later.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 14:16

10. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


On the $50 prepay plan, data overage is charged at 5 cents per MB.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 13:38

8. GoGators (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


I know before I left they offered a $60 loyalty plan after many attempts. It offered 2GB but also had no hotspot so that was a deal breaker. Not sure if that 1GB plan (which is worse than what I was offered) includes hotspot.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 14:15 1

9. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


First, Verizon released a $45 / month with unlimited Talk and Text but only 250 MB of data (ATT's version has 300 MB).

To qualify for the $50 prepay plan, you must either buy the smartphone at Walmart or a specially market top up card. The $50 plan is NOT online at Verizon. If you buy a prepaid phone from Verizon, that phone is locked and cannot be activated on MVNO like Page Plus.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 15:13

11. corporateJP (Posts: 1837; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Oh, Verizon has been trying, but their so damn tight, they won't ever match it to the "t".

You ever try to switch to that loyalty plan or switch somebody to it? The $60 smartphone one with 2GB? What a joke. You need to go through three supervisors before it gets done, IF you're lucky.

Saving $5 as a customer is like a trip to the dentist for a root canal for Verizon.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 18:55

13. Rockbottom (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Most of these plans are store driven offers... meaning, your not going to find them out and about. Verizon has a big customer service initiative going on and these little 'sales' to the 1GB plans are a part of this.

They are all Single Line plans so you can't share the data. As far as hotspots, it does not include that.

Verizon has openly said they don't see TMo as a huge threat just yet. They were in last place as far as customers leaving to join TMo and they added 1Mil more subscribers than ATT in the 4th quarter who Verizon sees as there main competition.

I've joked with friends that if Verizon had a weekend special where they offered Unlimited Everything for a price, how many people would jump to the offer.

Where I live, TMo is terrible. There mostly a 2G service until you get closer to Chicago.

Whats good for the goose, isn't always good for the gander. Your mileage will very.

But, I appreciate the competition on all ends cause it will only breed new promotions for customer new and old on which ever side of the fence you sit on.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 11:55 2

5. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5954; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


This kind of competitive response is why the U.S. DoJ is not going to allow SoftBank to merge Sprint and T-Mo.

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 18:04

12. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


god i hope so fingers crossed

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 18:56

14. Rockbottom (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)


Yeah. There is no way there going to let TMo and Sprint join forces. Even though Sprint is kind of dead in the water at the moment as far as momentum in the wireless spectrum - there still getting a huge influx of cash. Without the money ATT gave TMo, they wouldn't be anywhere close to where there at today, and there still far off.

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