AT&T to offer up to $450 to T-Mobile customers to switch carriers


T-Mobile is wreaking havoc in AT&T’s head. Even before Uncarrier 4.0 has gone official, AT&T has struck pre-emptively to offer Tmo users a way out of their contracts. Similar to what we’d already heard from our sources regarding T-Mobile’s plans for phase 4, AT&T will offer up to $450 per line for customers wanting to switch. This $450 is made up partly by trade-in of an old phone, with the difference made up in form of a credit rebate.

“Beginning Jan. 3, under the limited-time offer, T-Mobile customers who switch to AT&T can trade-in their current smartphone for a promotion card of up to $250, which can be used toward AT&T products and services.  Trade-in values will vary based on make, model and age of the smartphone, but many of the latest and most popular smartphones will qualify for a value of $250.  T-Mobile customers can receive an additional $200 credit per line when they transfer their wireless service to AT&T and choose an AT&T NextSM plan, buy a device at full retail price or activate a device they currently own.1″

In short, if you want to leave T-Mobile for a company that’s scared of T-Mobile, and you have a contract or EIP to pay off, you will be able to do so from today. That is – of course – if you want to end up with a higher monthly cost, and a JUMP! clone plan that’s nowhere near as good and on a carrier that’s run out of ideas. Instead, copies a more innovative company to try and stay relevant.

On the plus side, it’s awesome to see that even rumors of a T-Mobile move can cause AT&T to panic and wet their pants.

Full press release here.

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  • Tacjam4

    The only way I’m leaving TMO, they combine with Sprint, and Sprint IS trying to acquire them.

  • Satisfied

    I hit my 200 MB data limit a few days early this month (Value Plan). With T-Mobile, it’s not a problem.

    My new Nokia 521 streams Nokia MixRadio just fine over 2G or 3G/4G. I streamed 20 MB on my walk Saturday morning after hitting the 200 limit. There are no commercials on this app. either. Awesome all around, especially considering I paid $60 for the new phone and got a free voucher for $20 worth of apps. from Microsoft.

    AT&T, go pound sand up your _ss.

  • Marc Klein

    AT&T fucks their customers in anyway they can whenever they can and I don’t like being fucked.