AT&T will give T-Mobile users up to $450 if they switch

03 January, 2014 | Comments (21) | Post your comment

Tags: AT&T, T-Mobile

AT&T is starting an offensive on T-Mobile today, offering users up to $450 per line if they drop T-Mobile. Reaching the full $450 may be difficult, but it's still a very salient – and aggressive – offer from the bigger carrier.

First, you can get $200 credit if you switch from a T-Mobile contract to AT&T's Next plan, activate a device you own or buy a new one at full retail price.

If you're getting a new device, you might also trade in your old one for up to $250. The carrier doesn’t say exactly which devices qualify ("the latest and most popular smartphones will qualify"), the exact amount you get will depend on the make, model and condition of the device.

If you opt out of trading and decide to keep your old device, you'll only get the $200 for switching carriers (as we said, getting the full $450 is tricky).

Keep in mind that these dollar amounts will be in the form of promotion cards, which can be used to buy eligible products from AT&T (phones included) or pay your bills with the carrier.

T-Mobile is said to unveil a similar deal for users switching away from other carriers, so this might a preemptive strike from AT&T.

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AT&T will give T-Mobile users up to $450 if they switch - reader comments

  • Anonymous

SO, is that still going to be tied a a more expensive two year contract that still doesn't get a discount if you bring your own device or have already paid off the old one? No thanks. You're basically suggesting that if ATT wants to crush tmobile a...

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  • 2014-01-04 17:20
  • 0a0X
  • Anonymous

If AT&T wanted to crush T-Mobile, especially after Legree with his obnoxious comments, all they have to do is offer unlimited data with their unlimited talk and text, T-Mobile will be no more, I want to see how many will be leaving AT&T's net...

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  • 2014-01-04 16:33
  • Im44
  • Anonymous

That really depends on the area. Tmobile is generally the weaker of the major and is a give and a take with the others as well depending on the area. Especially mountain like areas.

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  • 2014-01-04 16:12
  • 4QSR