The nation's second largest carrier, AT&T, announced today that it will pay costs of up to $650 per line for consumers making the switch to its network. All you need to do is purchase a new phone using installment plan AT&T Next, activate your new service, port over your current phone number, and trade-in your current handset.
After trading in your current phone, you will get a store credit or an AT&T promotion card in the amount of the trade. Once that is all accomplished, you submit your final bill online from Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile. You will then receive an AT&T promotion Visa pre-paid gift card in the amount of your Early Termination Fee (up to $650 per line) or the device balance listed on the final bill, minus the trade-in amount (again, up to $650 per line). The promotion ends on March 31st, 2016 so don't procrastinate!
You can combine the deal with AT&T's current Buy One Get One offer. That deal is open to both existing and new customers. The first phone can be purchased for a new line, or with an upgrade. The second phone must be for a new line, and be purchased using AT&T Next 24. Both phones need to be used with a qualified plan, like the Mobile Share Plan. After three bill cycles, you get the cost of the second phone (up to $650) paid back to you over the 30 months of the Next 24 installment plan. Taxes are paid at the time the phones are purchased.
And don't forget that if you subscribe to AT&T and are a DIRECTV or AT&T U-verse TV customer, you can sign up for AT&T's unlimited data plan.