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AT&T Giving T-Mobile Customers Up to $450 to Switch (Update)



It seems AT&T is tired of T-Mobile’s new tactics to try and get mobile subscribers to switch over, so the carrier is implementing some new tactics themselves to try and fight back. Rumored earlier today and recently made official, AT&T is offering T-Mobile customers up to $450 if they switch over to Ma Bell.

UPDATE: T-Mobile has issued a statement about AT&T’s latest deal, calling it “a desperate move” and that “customers will still feel the same old pain that AT&T is famous for.” Ouch!

However, there are a few catches that you should be aware of, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Part of the $450 is a trade-in credit that you’ll get when you trade in your T-Mobile device. You’ll get up to $250 for your trade-in, which you can then use on a new AT&T phone, as well as service for that new phone if you want.

The rest of the $450 is simply a $200 credit when you transfer your phone number to AT&T. However, in order to get the $200 credit, T-Mobile customers will need to either activate an AT&T Next service plan, buy a smartphone at full price or activate a device they already own — no two-year contract deals here.


It’s certainly not the deal that you might have been expecting (like just giving you $450 in cash for switching over, but it’s definitely better than nothing, and it seems that AT&T is determined enough to try and put a dent into T-Mobile’s plans, which seem to be working for the most part, as other major carriers are quietly following in T-Mobile’s footsteps, with new fast-upgrade plans from all the major carriers being a good example of that.

T-Mobile’s been trying to win over the hearts of mobile users for the past several months using its “uncarrier” campaign, which is a rather straightforward attempt by T-Mobile to separate themselves from the rest of the major carriers by offering unique services to mobile subscribers.

AT&T says that its deal starts today, but will only be temporary (and there’s no word on when the deal will end, so it’s best to take advantage of the deal as soon as possible if you’re thinking about pulling the trigger).



  1. blaze

    01/03/2014 at 7:40 am

    At&t will stick a high bill to ya if you do choose them.

  2. Sony Xperia Z1

    01/03/2014 at 9:57 am

    Exact blasé!!! Just like the big RED aka verizon I had both AT&T and verizon they both SUCK!!! They are loosing costomers to t mobile at t mobile you get the REAL unlimited plan!! AT&T n verizon don’t tell you that you that you need a contract to upgrade every six months!! Or a year Not us at t mobile no strings attached you put a down payment or zero down depending on credit the max is 300 for down if really bad credit but the more you put down the less you pay a month anyways, it’s a all win win situation with t mobile and you can jump every six months or if you phone s half paid off you can jump to a new device anytime!! Not at AT&T once a year and VZW!! It seems t mobile and verizon are playing tug or war on AT&T and AT&T are about to loose both arms and t mobile wins at the end and best of all t mobile won’t break your bank account on your bill!!!!

  3. Pamela

    01/03/2014 at 12:30 pm

    just before I looked at the paycheck saying $5577, I did not believe that my neighbours mother woz like they say actually earning money part-time on-line.. there uncle haz done this for only about 23 months and resently repayed the mortgage on there condo and bourt a new Peugeot 205 GTi. read this post here…….

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