A-List no longer a feature for new AT&T customers
posted by Ian M. / Sep 01, 2011, 8:41 PM
The A-List feature was first introduced in September of 2009. It is a bonus feature that is included in both individual plans and family plans that had a minimum of 900 and 1400 minutes respectively. Customers on an individual plan can choose 5 numbers while family plans with A-List can choose up to 10.
A-list isn’t just limited to cell phone numbers. Landline numbers can also be added which is something that made this feature even more appealing. AT&T believes that the addition of unlimited any mobile to any mobile calling packaged in with their unlimited text messaging plan eliminates much of the need for A-List.
Existing customers can continue to use their A-List. AT&T will just no longer offer it to new customers. However, it is possible that AT&T could remove the A-List feature from an existing account in the event of a plan change. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008
Actually, it makes sense to get rid of A-List if you can get unlimited messaging + mobile to mobile. For example, I have Sprint right now and their M2M plan has made me only use 1/1500 minutes because most people I call these days, I call on their cell phone. So yes, with M2M being offered on AT&T along with unlimited messaging, A-List is no longer required.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 9:55 PM 0
Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010
ALIST is not a plan, it is a feature allowed on nation plan 900, family talk 1400 and up. With unlimited cell to any carrier cell, people are just not using the feature. You can still get a 1400 minute plan for the family, for existing customers, and have alist being used for 10 landline phones. If you get to customer relations, where AT&T tries to save their customers, they will offer A-LIST with a family talk 700 minute plan. AT&T probably saw that it was not being used enough by existing customers and decided to can it. No big loss, considering you can get a nation plan 450 minutes 39.99 with unlimited messaging and unlimited calls to any cell in AMERICA, and still rollover minutes. No other big carrier can offer that same deal.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 10:46 PM 0
Posts: 64; Member since: Feb 10, 2010
Sure Verizon will be next.......they always seem to follow what At&t does.
posted on Sep 01, 2011, 11:53 PM 0
Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011
is the other way around, A list was brought after Verizon's friends & family feature, the only thing I recall that VZW followed att was tiered data
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 12:21 PM 0
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I use my A-List more than the M2AM. I use my phone for work and between calling my office constantly, customers' homes constantly, and my google voice access #'s... I have all 10 slots filled with just my numbers lol. And the reason the feature wasn't being used that much is because THEY DON'T TELL PEOPLE ABOUT IT!!! Like someone else said... it's for calling home phones. I have the Family Talk 1400 minute plan and my A-List comes out to roughly 1200 mins a month that's not coming off the 1400. So between the A-List and M2AM calling, I basicly have unlimited calling. Can't say the same for the other members of my plan but they don't use the phones for work either.
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 12:34 AM 0
Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 28, 2011
Actually, it's been all over commercials and the hold advertisements. It's discussed by agents when talk about overages or plan minutes are discussed, etc. It's utilized by very few people is the problem. I see maybe 1 in 10 customer's with actual use on their lines and 80% of the time, that use is also mobile to any mobile use. You just happen to use it correctly while most don't utilize it at all.
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 11:43 AM 0
Posts: 553; Member since: Jun 09, 2011
I've been an AT&T customer for years. At the walk in centers here they never-ever mentioned it to me when discussing ANYTHING plan related. I actually first learned about it on dslreports.com. My ex girlfriend has TMO and when she signed up they gave her a pamphlet about the "fave five" (I think it was called at the time) to let her know it was there for her use. I shouldn't have to go search out features of the plan. They should be told to us, orally and in writing. It's like they hope people don't find out about things so they can charge more.
posted on Sep 02, 2011, 3:17 PM 0
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