AT&T offering $450 to entice T-Mobile customers to switch
Switch from T-Mobile to AT&T and the nation's second largest carrier will give you as much as $450. Some of that sum comes from a promotion card that AT&T will give you for trading in your current smartphone. The card must be used for AT&T products or services, and the actual amount you'll receive will be determined by the age, condition and model of the phone you trade in.
The remaining $200 is awarded to T-Mobile customers who jump to AT&T, sign up for AT&T Next and purchase a new device at full price or have a phone activated that they already own. AT&T Next is the plan that offers an early equipment upgrade to customers who make at least 12 monthly payments toward a new phone purchased at the full retail price.
Sounds like at least one major U.S. carrier hears footsteps behind them, and is peering over its shoulder.
1. cncrim (Posts: 534; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)
Hopefully sprint an tmobile merge not working out otherwise customer is the one thay will loose, however i hope anyone can buy Tmobile but the big 3 carrier.
2. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Tmobile gives more and is much cheaper.
Verizon the best, but to expensive, ripoff.
3. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)
Sorry but as funny as this may sound $450 is not enough for me to come back and worry about data overages. I'll stick with the pink.
4. hellonerds (Posts: 265; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
Can't wait to go back to tmo.. have tmo note 3 on att and I pay 80$ month for 200 text/450 mins /4500 weekend/ cap at 5 GB data grandfather iphone plan.. t-mo offers 70$ unlimited everything and no throttling. .
14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8843; Member since: 14 May 2012)
I have a Note 3 w/ T-Mo and these 35mbps+ speeds with unlimited everything for $70 a month make me happy I don't have to worry about overages.
15. Extradite (banned) (Posts: 316; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)
Great deal you:ve got there. Does thst include 4G or 3G...?
I remember few users are on Verizon with old price plan giving unlimited 4G for $90 with no throttling. What a lucky buggers those are. Wish i had that price plan...
5. EnigmaticPsychotic (Posts: 31; Member since: 26 Nov 2013)
I left you after 7 years of overpriced service for the greener pastures of T-Mobile. I have never looked back with regret.
6. dcgore (Posts: 207; Member since: 24 Feb 2012)
T-mo is doing great things, the problem is coverage even in a city like NYC where i live. Bulding penetration is not the best, i only get 2G inside my office.
I am back with AT&T and service is great. I thank T-mo for making them lower their monthly service fees.
9. Augustine (Posts: 777; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Indeed, the AWS band has trouble going through many walls. I myself experienced poor signal in a store in a mall last week. That's probably the motivation behind the spectrum swap with Verizon to get to use the 700 MHz band in some locations like AT&T, which gets more easily through walls.
17. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
I have T-mobile on one of my phones and AIO (AT&T's prepaid service) on another. When I'm outside both are great but when I go inside a building AIO gets a better signal. If T-Mobile had better building penetration I would get rid of AIO.
7. wilsong17 (Posts: 1076; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)
hmm 70 dollar everything unlimited
do you att have this kind of plan
8. oister85 (Posts: 408; Member since: 27 Apr 2012)
Yeah man at&t is so dammed expensive every time you go over your date they charge you $10 additional.
10. cripton805 (Posts: 980; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)
This is the dumbest plan ever. Only $200 and buying a phone at full price! So dumb. You will lose that and more with 2 months of service with ATT
11. ziggiec (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Feb 2012)
Shouldn't att battle Verizon and make them lower their prices. Instead att is in battle with 4th place tmo. Tmo really got to them. Funny.
18. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)
T-Mobile is causing AT&T to lower its prices and it does have an effect on what Verizon does.
12. mike2959 (Posts: 266; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)
Tried TMO and still if you're not in s INNER city coverage is challenging. Heck look at their own coverage maps, look at 3rd party maps. The coverage just isn't there. The HSPA+ is awesome, but again when there's coverage.
13. Gemmol (Posts: 546; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
There are no tmobile towers in New York they could use that line for promotion anyone with tmobile knows once you get inside a building the service goes dead
16. downphoenix (Posts: 2393; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Im really hoping T-mobile pulls through the ETF payouts... I may have to switch over to them. It will be adios to Sprint if so.
20. btbotimtim (Posts: 147; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
If Tmobile pays Verizon customers' ETFs, I will switch.
I have 5 smartphone lines (two unlimited data) and pay around 265 a month including tax, fees and discounts... it seems pretty a lot..
21. Augustine (Posts: 777; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)
Why should anyone ball you out of your poor decisions?