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Open a New Line with AT&T, Get a $100 Credit

Competition is a great thing, my friends. Perhaps in response to T-Mobile’s jabs and break-up plan or just because they darn well feel like it, AT&T is offering current customers $100 when they activate a new line of service. A retention plan befitting of the Dark Side? Perhaps, but money is money.

The offer may not be as great as it seems, considering a AT&T’s $36 dollar activation fee still applies. Still, for anyone looking to save a few bucks, the promotion runs through March 31 and applies to all post-paid smartphones, tablets, features phones and wireless home phones. For customers who take advantage, you’ll see the credit “within three billing cycles.”

Via: AT&T
  • itznfb

    $36 activation? I thought AT&T did away with activation? I’ve been shopping AT&T plans for the last couple months and they’ve always had “Activation Waived” listed on every device they sell. Most people I work with have AT&T and they said it’s been like that for years. I just picked up a data plan and a tablet yesterday…. no activation. I wonder if I can get this $100?

  • Jeremy Turnley

    Yeeeah. I am saving $80 a month after transferring 4 lines to T-Mobile (AFTER the payments for 4 new top of the line phones) because I don’t have to buy data I don’t need. One-time rewards are nice, but monthly savings and the ability to only buy what you need are WAY better.

  • wolfedude88

    Anyone notice their Verizon bill to be a little bit higher? They add an extra 15 cents on my bill for no reason.

    Anyone else?

    • Jeremy Turnley

      That’s the “thank you for not switching to T-Mobile” fee. They were supposed to make it a credit, but the billing system doesn’t have a way of lowering your bill, so they added it as a fee instead. 😀

  • Philip J. Fry
  • T4rd

    Activation fees piss me off, I refuse to pay them and always get Verizon to waive them. It’s literally a fee for nothing. I’m just swapping SIM cards, not activating a damn phone.

    • MistaButters

      On Verizon (CDMA), you are actually doing a little something more.

      On AT&T, the only thing you are doing is switching SIMs. That’s it.

      • Tim242

        Nope. On Verizon, you just swap SIM cards. That’s it.

      • T4rd

        Nah, it’s the same thing on Verizon. All you do is swap SIMs. I’ve done it several times now. If you have a CDMA-only (non-LTE/GSM) phone, then yeah, it’s a bit more involved. Not anymore though.

        • MistaButters

          Oh! That’s good to know. I stand corrected then.

  • John Legere

    3 billing cycles? $36 activation? It’s a trap!

  • htowngtr

    Not a bad idea if you wanted a tablet line and nothing else.

    • Keith Taylor

      I am on ATT but unfortunately have a Xoom and is not compatible. I will not be buying any other 4g tablet anytime soon however I do wish I could just slide in a sims card from ATT for it.

    • Daistaar

      If you wanted a tablet line and nothing else, why not T-Mobile? Free 250mb mobile data for tablets for life.