AT&T introduces unlimited calling to your A-list; program launches September 20th

AT&T introduces unlimited calling to your A-list; program launches September 20th
Trying to catch up to Verizon's Family and Friends unlimited calling plan, AT&T is launching a plan of its own starting September 20th. With the carrier's A-List with Rollover, customers get to pick 5 domestic VIP numbers that they can make calls to on an unlimited basis. Families can pick 10 such domestic numbers with FamilyTalk. And what makes the AT&T plan unique is that the minutes you save by dialing those selected numbers can be kept with Rollover.

AT&T customers using individual Nation plans of $59.99 per month or higher can select 10 domestic numbers, including landlines or numbers on a different cellular carrier, and calls to those numbers will not count against the minutes in the customer's plan. FamilyTalk customers on plans costing $89.99 or higher can select 10 numbers that they can call on an unlimited basis. Information on entering phone numbers and making changes to your list can be found at the sourcelink.

source: AT&T

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33 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

way to copy verizon and the already other carriers who have this gayt&t. it seems they are always behind on everything.

3. VZWsucks

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

VZW wasn't the first to have this plan? so what AT&T jump the band wagon like everyone else? Behind on everything? Buddy you should look at your phones/smartphones?

26. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

AT&T blatantly copies VZW again. It isnt about VZW being first, but once they change something you can bet that AT&T will come following with tale tucked between their legs.

27. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

when did i say vzw was the first? ya i love verizon's phone lineup!!! the env touch and env 3.. awesome phones :-).

2. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

"What makes this plan unique..." Come on, there is absolutely no uniqueness anymore with these plans. And for those that think "Rollover Minutes" are the best thing around, what happens if you change your plan? There goes your bank of unused minutes. And what does it tell you if you have millions of unused minutes? It simply means that you are paying too much money for the minutes you have! Get smart people....

4. VZWsucks

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

yup you bank those roll over for 11 months and than change your plan to the lowest minutes (cheapest plan)...

11. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

Rollover minutes are just overage protection, they aren't made to bank up and drop your minutes for 5 months. If you downgrade your plan, it will adjust your rollover minutes accordingly. Say you were on a 700 minute plan for 3 months, and used 300 minutes a month. 3x400 rollover = 1200 minutes. If you then shift to a 500 minute plan, you'll have those 3 months rerated at 500 minutes, dropping you to 3x200 minutes, leaving you with 600 instead of 1200. So you still have the overage protection, just not a massive amount.

18. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Well rollover can be useful. If you see yourself with too many extra minutes, then you need to change your plan. But you may use only a little bit of minutes in lets say August or September and then have a lot extra to use during the holidays. I actually enjoy not having to constantly check how many mintues I have left for the month. I also don't have to worry about accidently going over my mintues and getting a higher bill. It's actually very worry-free.

5. rathdrum77

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

You snooze you lose AT&T. I switched back to Verizon last April because of the Friends and Family option (well that and the fact AT&T offered me bumpkis on a new phone after service for a year with them [where I supplied my own phone at the time]). Glad I did now, since I'm selling VZW again now...

6. VZWsucks

Posts: 19; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

trust me 12 month into your 24 month contract w/ VZW, their not going to give you the highest discount. I never had a problem w/ AT&T or T-Mo doing this for me...

8. rathdrum77

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

True, but I only had a one year contract with AT&T.

7. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

whats next vzw to launch rollover, and the Iphone lol I bet

9. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Rollover? Never...

10. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

I hate to say it but that was the only thing stopping me from going to AT&T. I been wating to leave Verizon for the Iphone but they didn't have the right plan for me, now they do. So guess I have something to think about.

12. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

As someone who's worked for both Verizon and AT&T, ask around to see who gets better reception in your area, then get a Blackberry on the better network in your area. The iPhone is largely just an overpriced toy with a cheap phone built in, whereas Blackberrys do all the same things, but have a top quality phone with it. The Storm 2 is supposed to be coming out around mid-October for both companies, and I'm fairly sure it will be much better than an iPhone.

14. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The Storm 2 is not coming out for both companies. There is a GSM version being made, but for overseas and for Rogers Canada. ATT will not be receiving the Storm 2, probably until most likely Apple releases there phone on another network would be my guess. Sorry. Storm 2 is exclusive to VZW. ATT should be getting the exclusive on the BB Onyx before christmas. My company finished the chipsets for them about 2 months ago, with a 6mo time frame that new BB for ATT should be out just before Christmas.

16. allboutverizon

Posts: 66; Member since: May 20, 2009

I have the Storm 1, so they need to bring it with the Storm 2, as I was not impressed at all. I don't mind waiting until October to see what the Storm 2 is about, but I hope it is better than the Storm 1 that I have. Truth is I love Verizon and yes I know they have the best network but their phone selection sucks.

17. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I'd say go with the iphone because I feel you won't regret it. The iphone is the first phone that I've kept for over 8 months. I think that I might even reach the end of my contract without upgrading/early termination. But if you really need a hardcore business phone, get a blackberry. But only if you're a hardcore business person. And in my opinion, the iphone has a better overall quality.

22. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

Dont forget that Tmobile is also getting the 9700 "Onyx".

28. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

why don't you like your storm? i love mine and right now i am using os 5.0.191....it's awesome!!! threaded sms and mms..try it out ;-).

13. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

No, this plan is not original, however it gives AT&T rollover minutes and the "Friends and Family" kind of promotion. So this kind of gives them the 1-up on the other carriers for now, we'll see how everyone else responds. Oh, and tuminatr, rollover on VZW? I highly doubt it, but I could definitely see VZW doing that, because now they can't keep harping that they provide the best value because they have F&F. Now, before everyone comes out with the "Oh my God you're an idiot! VZW has the most reliable network!" or the "What? VZW never gave the best value, AT&T was always the best!" crap, keep in mind, I could care less what carrier you prefer, I'm simply stating the truth about the different promotions.

15. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Rollover minutes are just a gimmick. Say bye, bye to those rollover minutes at the end of your contract year. Now what would be decent is allowing those rollover minutes to simply accumulate. That would actually be a feature, but the way it's set up now, it's actually pretty stupid. Suck you in with this little golden nugget of rollover minutes only to find out at the end of the contract year, it's fools gold.

20. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Are you retarded? It is 12 consecutive months of Rollover minutes... They don't just ALL disappear at the end of your contract year, or second year or third year. If you are accumulating, then you will always have 12 consecutive months of Rollover. Get your facts straight, dude.

25. tflex

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 24, 2008

Fanboys suck is right....i just upgraded to an iphone and kept all my current rollever minutes which is at 1,592....and i have the 39.99 plan....every month that passes u lose one month of rollover exactly one year ago from the present time..so if i had 100 rollover minutes in sept 08, those rollover minutes for that month expires and thats it...non att users need to get their facts straight before they start posting things they have no idea about...

29. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i hate the at&t commercials...especially that gay family who always talks about their roll over minutes...idk my bff jill.

31. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Thanks for clearing that up for me *tflex* and *fanboys suck*. I didn't realize that's how it worked. And now that I know it's as you've described, I can actually give props to the idea. That feature would come in handy if I ever have to have ATT. On VZW, the vast majority of calls I make are in-network though, so I only use about 200 out of my allotted 450 minutes.

32. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

You are very welcome :) .......

19. deejay52420

Posts: 29; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Thats not true in a rolling 12 months you lose rollovers so if you havent used the minutes that rolled over in Sept. of last year you lose them but the good thing about that is if you use any rollovers you use the oldest ones first.

21. tempdogg74

Posts: 136; Member since: Jan 04, 2009

sprint is making an announcement tommorow morning do anybody know what its is? i think its rollover minutes or they bringn back freeincoming minutes to all plans sometype of fab five wanna be i got an email today sayn we're bout to serve up something big. they say look in your sprint connection news letter tommorow morning or visit mysprint.com

23. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

congrats AT&T took you long enough if you can't beat em join em right...lol forget those verizons haters with there copycat iphone or wack phone lol

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