AT&T iPhone customers are being given a bonus 1000 rollover minutes for their loyalty

AT&T iPhone customers are being given a bonus 1000 rollover minutes for their loyalty
In yet another faithful gesture, AT&T is rewarding its iPhone customers with some additional rollover minutes due to their loyalty for sticking it out with them – as opposed to jumping ship and switching to the competition.

AT&T has been doing whatever they can of late to keep customers interested in their service, but this time they’re offering to send iPhone customers an additional 1,000 free rollover minutes. The carrier has been sending out text messages to these customers informing them about the offer, and the only thing required to get the additional minutes is to simply reply with a “yes.”

However, if you haven’t received the message from AT&T yet, you can basically send a message to 11113020 with the message “yes” to get in with the promotion. All in all, the free minutes will be credited to the accounts within the next four weeks.

Come to think of it more, it’s not too often we see carriers going out of the way a lot to keep its existing customers from bailing. But thanks to the availability of the iPhone 4 over on Verizon, it’s interesting to see AT&T making some aggressive moves of late. It’s true, the competition is definitely heating things up in the wireless world.

via 9 to 5 Mac & SlashGear

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32 Comments

1. Tre-Nitty

Posts: 470; Member since: Nov 16, 2010

I'm with AT&T but they shouldv'e been doing thngs like this before. Either way it's a nice gesture.

8. DaveyJE24

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

I feel bad for you, lol

11. jdoc611

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

LOL you are on Verizon and calling AT&T slow... Interesting...

15. jdoc611

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 17, 2010

My post above is not relevant. Original post I was replying to got deteted.

12. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

And u can keep vz and their overpriced lies

16. misteranderson unregistered

Overpriced? Hopefully you're not comparing them to at&t pricewise, due the fact that besides roll-over and the tiered data pricing, the plans are identical. Minute & price wise.

18. dha04752572572905 unregistered

actually att gives you free calling to any mobile phone so their plans are not the same : )

20. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

they just started that so they dont lose ppl

25. Rabbit unregistered

Verizon has been doing this in certain markets since August.

29. Alianza unregistered

Overpriced???....keep your AT&T service and their limited coverage....and yes do the unlimited calling to any mobile, FIRST MAKE SURE YOU CAN BE ABLE TO MAKE A CALL AND ONCE YOU DO THAT... MAKE SURE NOT TO GET DROP CALL. and do yourself a favor and to the society, and most important to VERIZON, stay with ATT, considering your level of intelligence it would cost to more to the company to have as a customer....PLZ STAY WITH ATT. VERIZON DOESNT NEED MENTALLY CHALLENGE CUSTOMERS.

3. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

It's not often we see a company do something like this to keep customers, because we don't often see a company in such a nervous position. After all, the iphone is one of the few bright spots for ATT for the last few years. It's sure not their network, prices, customer service, policies, or reputation that draw customers.

4. everlost unregistered

rollover minutes are just a way to fool consumers into thinking they're getting something extra. No one really needs them. If you wanna reward someone for their loyalty then give them a credit towards their next bill. Give them a little extra data this month. This just sounds like desperation at it's worst

5. red3razor unregistered

Would like to see AT&T up their 2gb data. I joined after unlimited disappeared.

6. Mrbrackett unregistered

Sounds like AT&T has to come up with worthless giveaways to keep customers from leaving...."Rule The Air"

7. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Who ever thumbed down melissa must be an at&t fan boy or girl... Anyways while i have at&t a htc surround and my wife an samsung captivate we never really have coverage problems.we get better coverage than my friends on t-mobile and sprint. Our only complain is the 3G network cuz u gotta admit it always craps out most of the time maybe its cuz we live in a big city los angeles.. Idk but over here u never hear t-mobile sprint or verizon have network problems its always at&t sometimes at&t edge works better than 3G which is wack.. Other than that everything else is fine we never really drop calls .our only problem like i said its the 3G sometimes its extremly fast we get 2-4 mbps per second then u go down the wrong street and even tho the phone still shows 3g we get like 200- 300 kbps which is crap . Then u go to network settings and choose edge only and its faster we get 768 kbps .. So yea its frustating ..

9. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Must be the big city, I'm not far from you, out here in riverside and I usually stay within 3-4.5mbps. Never worry about losing data and rarely drop calls. But the closer I get to LA the wear it gets, starting at around diamond bar.

10. phrick

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 13, 2009

What good are rollover minutes when you can't stay connected? Actually, you might need all 1000 for a call or two.

13. beatdameat unregistered

Good Job AT&T!! draw those cumstomers back in! Why the hell would they want 1000 free minutes when they cant even use the minutes they have now, without being 5 feet away from your towers. You are doing it all wrong. Beatdameat

14. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Completely useless. I have 2 iphones. Do i get 2000 minutes? I already have over a 1000 rollover after 2 months from a 550 minute plan. Give me credit or an early upgrade or something of use.

22. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Knowing you, Hawk, I'm completely unsurprised that you aren't happy with this gesture. Granted, it's useless for any iPhone customer because you can't use the phone as a phone anyway...

17. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

So a colleague of mine gets word of this offer. He has been with ATT for 12 years. He has never owned an iphone but does has had blackberries and Android phones. He feels his commitment to ATT has been neglected. He never had too many problems until the iPhone was introduced. Why should he suffer through the same network problems but not get rewarded after all these years? Isn't his data just as important as the iPhone users? Some of these iPhone subscribers have only been with ATT for less than 3 years. So the new subscribers break the network that dedicated subscribers have had for years, and they walk away with awards? To say the least, he's pretty damn pissed and will be leaving when his contract is up in two months. John B.

23. giantgnome

Posts: 67; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

Why would ATT care? While the iPhone isn't a bad phone, it is still only ONE type of phone on ONE carrier. It befuddles me people treat Apple products like a religion. Now to think about it, all of my ultra-religious friends use iPhones and my atheist ones use Android phones. Just a local stereotype but still pretty weird lol.

19. BaiGanyo

Posts: 308; Member since: Feb 07, 2011

Actually, by his own admission his data is less important. The reason is, he has had blackberries and Android phones which he could have gotten elsewhere, but even though he had problems, he never left. That what makes his issue less important to them. In their eyes he doesn't have a problem and isn't likely to leave, so why give him anything?

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

this more or less works out to about a 10$ bill credit, since its approx 1 cent/min or less for a minute of phone use. I guess that's what their customers are worth, good job AT&T!

24. Just got this offer unregistered

AT&T just text me this offer, and I am on a 3 phone plan with no one ever having an iPhone, so this isn't iPhone exclusive. I would have preferred a discount on the Motorola Atrixpersonally.

26. ATTCallCenter unregistered

Rollover is a joke

27. Forsaken77 unregistered

Rollover is NOT a joke!!! Many a time has my rollover mins saved me from overages. If you dont use your phone so much one month but the following month it wont stop ringing... those rollover mins are very usefull. I dont get why you people say they're useless. Is it because you're jealous that your carrier doesnt offer them? Cause thats what it sounds like.

28. Georage

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 24, 2010

Regardless of what the Verizon employees say are saying on this post, they are giving their customers something.

30. Att unregistered

I think people forget that At&t is a business and that the executives have to make business decisions when making any offers to it's customers..... Rollover minutes has saved my bill from being at least $100 more, so I would welcome those minutes with open arms.

31. DistortedLoop unregistered

You guys bicker back and forth about AT&T vs Verizon like it's some kind of jihad or religious war you support. They all suck. They're all overpriced, monopolistic, and they all have trade-offs in terms of coverage, speed, pricing. Pick the one that works for you where you need service with the features/pricing you find attractive and leave the fanboy-ism at home.

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