AT&T announced today a new promotion for helping new customers switch over to AT&T and also announced a new Buy One Get One deal.
The offer is similar to that of other carriers: AT&T will give you up to $650 in credit to switch over to its network, though like everyone else, it requires you to foot a hefty amount of money upfront first.
To take advantage of AT&T’s offer, all you have to do is purchase a qualifying smartphone on an AT&T Next plan and port your number over from Verizon, Sprint, or T-Mobile. Next, you’ll trade-in your old smartphone in-store or online and get a store credit or AT&T Promotion Card in the amount of your smartphone’s trade-in value. Next, you submit the final statement (bill) from your current carrier online, and then AT&T will send you a Visa card in the amount of the Early Termination Fee or the balance of your device on your final bill, minus the trade-in value of your smartphone.
AT&T is offering the same offer to its Direct TV customers, only they’ll get to sign-up for AT&T’s new Unlimited data package.
The carrier is also offering a Buy One Get One promotion to both new and existing customers, an obvious move of trying to get people to sign-up on its Next program. It’s similar to the Samsung BOGO promotion the carrier is currently offering, but offers a lot more variety in choosing a device.
To take advantage of the BOGO, both smartphones must be purchased on AT&T Next, and the second smartphone must be a new line and purchased specifically on AT&T Next 24 (the 24-month lease). Both smartphones must also be added to a qualifying data plan. Then, after three bill cycles (or less) AT&T will start to sprinkle that $650 credit throughout the 24-month lease of that new line.
These are definitely some nice promotions for those that are already looking at switching over to AT&T’s network. but it’s largely a move to get people signed up on its device leasing program, AT&T Next. While AT&T is offering that $650 credit, there are a bunch of other hidden fees thrown in the mix that aren’t seen on the surface.
Anyone plan on taking advantage of either of these promotions anytime soon?
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