T-Mobile offers AT&T switchers DirecTV Now free for a year 'on a faster, more advanced LTE network'


AT&T recently launched its zero-rated DirecTV Now streamer, aimed at cord-cutters everywhere, for the extremely enticing $35/month introductory offer, which includes more than 120 popular channels to choose from. You can also add HBO and Cinemax for a fee, and there is a free trial offer on the cards. Moreover, the carrier mentioned that it may offer "double-play" deals in the future, combining wireless data and voice plans with mobile TV streaming.

What AT&T didn't really focus on, however, is that you can watch DirecTV Now with any Internet connection, and it is not necessary to be an AT&T network sub to do it. T-Mobile, however, the granddaddy of zero-rated content, isn't wasting an opportunity to remind us that, and just announced that it is offering free access to DirecTV Now to those who switch to its unlimited ONE plan.

Yep, T-Mobile is adding DirecTV Now to its zero-rated services, and will pay your fee for 12 months in the form of a $35 bill credit, which is a $420 value right there. In the words of the immortal T-Mobile PR department: "even if you hate DIRECTV NOW (we offer no guarantees, since it’s an AT&T product after all), you still get unlimited LTE data on a faster, more advanced network – all at a better price. All you do is win, win, win." There will be so much winning.

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4 Comments

3. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Why doesnt tmobile talk about their service coverage? This is the moat important part of a cell provider and their servuce is still VERY lacking. Stop wrapping the turd as a jewel and offer better coverage.

4. Punchy506

Posts: 129; Member since: Jan 10, 2016

It's so bad that they have to pay people to sign up for it.

6. ndcart

Posts: 17; Member since: Sep 11, 2015

They make their LTE coverage map look all pretty, until you zoom in. Then you see the details. Fair signal. Cell reception outdoors and occasionally indoors. Just no. lol

7. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I agree with izim1 go complain somewere else . Tmobile here in los angeles works better than verizon. Is on a tie with At&t which also works better than verizon . In terms of Lte speed and signal . If tmobile dont work for u go with a carrier that does.

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